bromantic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

bromance +‎ -ic, on model of romantic. Alternatively blend of bro and romantic.

Adjective[edit]

bromantic (comparative more bromantic, superlative most bromantic)

  1. Having the qualities of bromance, pertaining to a close but non-sexual relationship between two men, a form of homosocial intimacy.
    • 2013, John Alberti, Masculinity in Contemporary Popular Cinema: Gender as Genre
      [] whether Andrew represents a bohemian hipster ideal or a version of the bromantic perpetual adolescent.