Blue-blooded
Blue blood Blue blood (bl[=u]"bl[u^]d`), n. 1. a member of the nobility or aristocracy, or a person of high social status. [1913 Webster]

2. the quality of status that qualifies one as a {blue blood}; -- used metaphorically, as ``They have blue blood in their veins.''. -- {Blue"-blood`ed}, adj. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • blue-blooded — adj a blue blooded person belongs to a royal or ↑noble family > blue blood n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • blue-blooded — lue blooded adj. of aristocratic birth and refined upbringing. Syn: aristocratic, coroneted, gentle, highborn, patrician, titled, wellborn, upper class. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blue-blooded — blue blood|ed [ ,blu blʌdəd ] adjective someone who is blue blooded comes from a royal family, or a family of a very high social class ╾ blue blood noun count or uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • blue-blooded — blue blood someone who has blue blood is from a family of the highest social class. He comes from the blue blooded section of the ruling classes …   New idioms dictionary

  • blue-blooded — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ of noble birth …   English terms dictionary

  • blue-blooded — adjective belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy an aristocratic family aristocratic Bostonians aristocratic government a blue family blue blood the blue blooded aristocracy of gentle blood …   Useful english dictionary

  • blue-blooded — UK [ˌbluː ˈblʌdɪd] / US [ˌbluˈblʌdəd] adjective someone who is blue blooded comes from a royal family, or a family of a very high social class blue blooded aristocrats Derived word: blue blood noun countable/uncountable Word forms blue blood :… …   English dictionary

  • blue-blooded — ADJ A blue blooded person is from a royal or noble family. While not blue blooded herself, the Duchess married into the most aristocratic family in the British Isles …   English dictionary

  • blue-blooded — adjective belonging to a royal or noble 1 (3) family: a blue blooded French duchess blue blood noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • blue-blooded — blue blood·ed …   English syllables

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