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blue blood

Definitions

noun

  1. royal or aristocratic descent

Derived Forms

ˈblue-ˈblooded  adjective

Word Origin

C19: translation of Spanish sangre azul

Example Sentences Including 'blue blood'

He feels like a black in antebellum Tennessee, looking at some moustache-twirling blue blood.
Sean Thomas THE CHEEK PERFORATION DANCE (2002)
`Because I'm a bit scruffy and don't share your blue blood I'm the perennial villain.
Gash, Jonathan The Tartan Ringers
The blue blood of their forefathers was flowing freely in his veins.
Pacter, Trudi Yellow Bird

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