Definition of Blue-blooded

1. Adjective. Belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy. "Patrician tastes"




Definition of Blue-blooded

1. Adjective. aristocratic or patrician ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Blue-blooded

bludger
bludgers
bludges
bludging
bludie
bludier
bludiest
bludy
blue(a)
blue-belly
blue-black
blue-blind
blue-blindness
blue-blood
blue-blooded (current term)
blue-bloods
blue-bonnet
blue-chip
blue-chip stock
blue-collar
blue-collared
blue-eye
blue-eyed
blue-eyed(a)
blue-eyed African daisy
blue-eyed Mary
blue-eyed boy
blue-eyed boys

Literary usage of Blue-blooded

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Trilby by George Du Maurier (1894)
"... aspect, and manner, that you would take him for a blue-blooded descendant of the Crusaders instead of the son of a respectable burgher in Lausanne. ..."

2. The Book Buyer by Charles Scribner's Sons (1898)
"... all blue-blooded aristocrats. Their family trees shoot their roots down deep into the centuries, and they are gentle sirs, one and all. ..."

3. The Boston Cooking School Magazine of Culinary Science and Domestic Economics by Mass Boston Cooking School (Boston, Boston Cooking School (Boston, Mass.) (1907)
"A "blue-blooded" woman writes:— "I drank coffee for ten years. My head was dizzy, I had constant heartburn, could not sleep nights, my hands and feet were ..."

4. Dictionary of Americanisms: A Glossary of Words and Phrases Usually Regarded by John Russell Bartlett (1877)
"blue-blooded. Proud of assumed high descent; regarding one's self as of good birth. This high-toned and blue-blooded Christian statesman was [so thought or ..."

5. The Scientific Monthly by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1921)
"These Latin folk of New Mexico, blue-blooded or swarthy, Castillian or Aztec, are bound to the Motherland across the Rio Grande by ties, social, political, ..."

6. Lessons in Hygienic Physiology by Walter Moore Coleman (1905)
"Because people who do no physical labor often have such skins, they are sometimes termed "blue-blooded aristocrats." Would you prefer to belong to the ..."

7. Some Notable Hamlets of the Present Time: Sarah Bernhardt, Henry Irving by Clement Scott (1900)
"Another little humorous book is ' That Fascinating Widow,' by Mr S. title to the book would make a capital farce. ' The blue-blooded Coster' is an amusing ..."

8. The Canadian Magazine of Politics, Science, Art, and Literature edited by J. Gordon Mowat, John Alexander Cooper, Newton MacTavish (1893)
"The blue-blooded aunt of the family dosen't like the woman who earns money. ... The blue-blooded auntie will not be able to understand this, but then, ..."

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