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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)
The blue blood of their forefathers was flowing freely in his veins.
Pacter, Trudi Yellow Bird
`Because I'm a bit scruffy and don't share your blue blood I'm the perennial villain.
Gash, Jonathan The Tartan Ringers

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