Adjective "blueblood" definition and examples

(Blueblood may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Definitions and examples

noun

Noble birth.
  1. 'It was the same distinguished guests, same idle chitchat, same stifling atmosphere of blue blood.'
  2. 'The family was of the purest blue blood, and at his birth they were lords of three estates in central Scotland.'
  3. 'Auntie Edna used to say you needed blue blood in your veins to go there.'
  4. 'Staunchly imperialist, he is a living manifestation of quintessential Englishness, a living descendant of people with blue blood, noble quarterings, and the right school tie.'
  5. 'And where you come from is an important issue for many researchers, particularly the ones who believe that blue blood might be surging through their veins.'
  6. 'Far from worrying about musty family skeletons in aristocratic cupboards, noble pedigrees are advertised and the smallest cup-full of blue blood proudly proclaimed.'
  7. 'Just because you've got blue blood running through your cold veins doesn't mean I have to put up with your insults!'
  8. 'Of course everyone secretly hopes they might find a celebrity connection, figures of power and influence or even blue blood.'
  9. 'They think of themselves as blue blood and most of them inherit the savageness of their parents too.'
  10. 'In both films she was playing a wild girl on the wrong side of the tracks when she seems more naturally suited to the well-heeled, blue blood American heiress roles.'
  11. 'the City blue bloods didn't like him'
  12. 'Bostonian blue bloods were among the first to imitate, popularise and avidly collect the Impressionists.'
  13. 'The zodiac's own king and queen - whose rampant symbol has been co-opted by shabby blue bloods for centuries - like to live large and play the big-hearted host.'
  14. 'The crowd parted for them almost silently, save for a few blue bloods that were ‘quite tired of this silly peasant ruckus’.'
  15. 'The poorest boy at Groton, his private school, he is both a blue blood and an underdog.'
  16. 'Their players undoubtedly possess pedigree, but now football's blue bloods must pass the biggest test so far, that of the stubborn, talented Irish.'
  17. 'War-bound blue bloods grudgingly handed the reins over to Irish and Italian Catholics and Jews.'
  18. 'And yes, they even came out and said that these were the elves of mythology, and that all the royal houses of the world are ultimately descended from them - the blue bloods.'
  19. 'As in politics, you don't need to be a blue blood to make it in cyberspace.'
  20. 'The rationale for this week long fiesta is the requirement that a ‘coming out’ be staged to mark the social and sexual maturity of the daughters of the city's blue bloods.'
  21. 'In fact, the second one that became a champion with her mother was bred - her mother is a blue blood, her father is a blue blood, but she is very small.'

More definitions

1. an aristocrat, noble, or member of a socially prominent family.

2. aristocratic, noble, or socially prominent lineage or relatives: They boasted a lineage of pure blue blood.

More examples(as adjective)

"suburbs can be blueblood."

Origin

(blue blood)