blue blood








noun

  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.

noun

  1. royal or aristocratic descent

1834, translating Spanish sangre azul, claimed by certain families of Castile as uncontaminated by Moorish or Jewish admixture, probably from the notion of the visible veins of people of fair complexion.

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