Meaning of “blue-blooded” in the English Dictionary

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"blue-blooded" in British English

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blue-bloodedadjective

uk /ˌbluːˈblʌd.ɪd/ us /ˌbluːˈblʌd.ɪd/

Examples from literature

  • I've heard of blue-blooded families, but these are the first I've ever seen! 
  • The blue-blooded aristocrat had appeared at Yale, and he had chosen his circle of acquaintances with great care. 
  • This would help her natural gifts of fascination, even though her breeding and education did not reach the standard of her blue-blooded critics. 

(Definition of “blue-blooded” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)