Definition of blood brother in US English:

blood brother


  • 1A brother by birth.

    • ‘They may not be blood brothers, but they would rather be playing alongside each other than visiting the mother-in-law.’
    • ‘I do, I love you like my blood brother even though you're not.’
    • ‘So you're not really blood brothers, but you're brothers, all right.’
    • ‘He is my brother, my full blood brother, I got the military praise, and he always took the character prize from me.’
    • ‘I've never met his blood brother but I know they don't like each other.’
    • ‘A man may describe his blood brother as having the ‘same mother, same father’ or his half sister as having the ‘same father, different mother.’’
    • ‘Our birth children never got jealous of the other children, and had in fact made the adopted children feel more like one of the family, as if they were blood brothers and sisters.’
    • ‘You could be trying to tell me that you are my long lost blood brother and I wouldn't care.’
    • ‘Being my mother's only son of four children, he was like a substitute for the blood brother I did not have.’
    • ‘So in my family up to my 20s, I had a mum, dad, full blood brother and sister, step-mum, step-dad and 6 step-siblings from 3 different marriages.’
    • ‘Steven believes he could be very close to discovering whether or not Allyson has a blood brother or sister somewhere in the world.’
    • ‘He's my brother-in-law, and he treats me better then my blood brother does.’
    • ‘They were not blood brother and sister, per se.’
    • ‘I'm not proud to be related to him after the things he had done in the past, but nevertheless, we're blood brothers.’
    • ‘Though blood brothers, they had been fighting each other since the dawn of history, and hoped that by obtaining the divine nectar, they could end their wars forever.’
    • ‘Despite all their differences, he trusts them all the same, for they are his siblings, blood brothers, and most precious of friends.’
    1. 1.1 A man who has sworn to treat another man as a brother, sometimes with a ceremonial mingling of blood.
      • ‘But against all the odds, Mickey and Eddie meet, become friends and, as the title suggests, blood brothers - a scene, incidentally, that is quite comical.’
      • ‘The fact that my blood brother's nickname is Mikey is a coincidence to bizarre to contemplate.’
      • ‘The three swear an oath to be blood brothers and go to war.’
      • ‘I'm not asking you to swear to be blood brothers with him or anything.’
      • ‘But ‘brother’ stands in complex relations to other words: there are blood brothers, lay brothers, brothers in arms, and brothers under the skin.’
      • ‘‘It's not like you're my blood brother,’ Avius pointed out.’
      • ‘Besides your dazzling talent, you've been our blood brother and a top man.’
      • ‘But in this New (post-Cold War) World, dogmatism and its blood brother, religious fundamentalism, are thriving as never before.’
      • ‘‘He's like a blood brother to me, we are his lifeline,’ said the 47-year-old from San Diego.’
      • ‘We adopted baby Damian only last year but they are closer to each other than blood brothers.’
      • ‘He then came around, shook hands with each of us and said we were now blood brothers.’
      • ‘Men have used the feeling of affection between brothers and transformed it into the special bond of blood brothers.’
      • ‘You would deepen our shame by refusing the blood brother of our Master?’
      • ‘He fled to Kilindi, where he became a blood brother to the chief's son.’
      • ‘That ability in him also allowed himself and his blood brother Jon, after their political parting, to co-exist without any animosity.’
      • ‘We cut our fingers and mixed blood, making us blood brothers.’
      • ‘We even did a ‘blood brother’ thing with each other, that's how close we all were as kids.’
      • ‘They had been friends for years, close enough to become blood brothers a few months ago.’


blood brother

/bləd ˈbrəT͟Hər//bləd ˈbrəðər/