Definition of bromance in English:

bromance

noun

informal
  • A close but non-sexual relationship between two men.

    • ‘Having tested my sexuality and been sure of what it is, I have no issues with homosexuality and can throw myself into a bromance with no misplaced hopes or fears.’
    • ‘As the bromance bourgeons, Peter's relationship with Zooey suffers.’
    • ‘Laughs, then, have become the armor plating of bromance, a guarantor of normality.’
    • ‘A true bromance happens between men who know themselves, who are over their issues and just want to hang out with other intelligent and open men.’
    • ‘He's got a nifty little win streak going with comedies and the momentum continues with this smart take on the bromance.’
    • ‘There is a mutual attraction in a bromance (why else would people become close friends?).’
    • ‘Then there is the bromance between Crusoe and Friday.’
    • ‘It is the unconsummated intimacy of the bromance, its obvious but transcended sexual dimension, that makes it a relationship worthy of its own unique title.’
    • ‘Can this bromance be saved?’
    • ‘The second type of bromance has grown more and more popular over the last five years.’
    • ‘The bromance of Claude (Gavin Creel) and Berger (Will Swenson) is front and centre.’
    • ‘Also, I'm pretty sure that his intuition is correct about the unrequited bromance.’
    • ‘I love Troy and Chad's bromance.’

Origin

Early 21st century: blend of brother and romance.

Pronunciation:

bromance

/ˈbrəʊmans/