bromance

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Blend of bro +‎ romance. Editor Dave Carnie coined the term in the skateboard magazine Big Brother in the 1990s to refer specifically to the sort of relationships that develop between skaters who spent a great deal of time together.[1]

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bromance (plural bromances)

  1. (slang) A close but non-sexual relationship between men.
    There is a bromance between Josh and David.
    • 2001 April, “WORD”, in TransWorld Surf[2], retrieved 2018-01-06, page 40:
      Bromance—Romance between bros. Example: ‘It looks like there's a bit of bromance between Ryan and Matt.’

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  1. ^ Elliott, Tim (2007-08-23), “A grand bromance”, in The Age[1], retrieved 2008-10-28

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