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 Dictionary entry overview: What does blue-blooded mean? 

BLUE-BLOODED (adjective)
  The adjective BLUE-BLOODED has 1 sense:

1. belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy

  Familiarity information: BLUE-BLOODED used as an adjective is very rare.

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BLUE-BLOODED (adjective)

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Belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy


aristocratic; aristocratical; blue-blooded; patrician; gentle; blue

Context examples:

an aristocratic family / aristocratic Bostonians / aristocratic government / a blue family / blue blood / the blue-blooded aristocracy / of gentle blood / patrician landholders of the American South / aristocratic bearing / aristocratic features / patrician tastes


noble (of or belonging to or constituting the hereditary aristocracy especially as derived from feudal times)

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