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A native of the state of Ohio that is a fan of the University of Michigan's football program.

The "blue" part of the word stems from the fact that U of M's school colors are maize and blue. Also, its fans will cheer, "Go Blue" to show support for their team. The "blood" part is meant to define the emotion of passion that all people have to some extent. As a compound word its intent is to imply that a blueblood's passions are somehow tainted and/or inappropriate. Transversely, Ohio State's school colors are scarlett and gray. As most Ohioans that watch collegiate football are supporters of the Ohio State Buckeyes, and as Michigan is Ohio State's archrival, the term is intended to express a negative, ostrasizing connotation.
" We don't want you bluebloods here anyway! We don't give a damn for the whole state of Michigan!"
by Buckeye_or_die August 30, 2009
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Comes from the medieval belief that aristocratic blood was blue. Usually used talking about nobelty and royal family members.
There's too much blue blood in this family! They really should mix with the common people otherwise they'll degenerate...
by French_dude August 11, 2004
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Translated from the old Spanish phrase "sangre azul", blue blood derives from the Medieval belief in Europe (among other places) that the blood of the royalty and nobility was blue; since the royal family and aristocrats were wealthy and powerful enough to pay commoners to labor in the fields for them, their skin was translucent and pale enough for their blue veins to stand out.

It also refers to old money families: families that have been aristocrats for many generations.
The blue blood disdainfully looked upon the unrefined manners of the nouveau riche (aka "new money").

The blue blood of the elite could not be tainted by the blood of commoners, lest the whole line be polluted (disregarding the risks of inbreeding).
by Loreleili February 12, 2011
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From the medieval European belief that royalty and nobility had blue blood; the elite had enough power and wealth that they could afford to have peasants and the urban poor do their dirty work for them- since the aristocrats were able to stay inside and avoid long hours in the fields (and the sunlight), they were often so pale that their blue veins showed under their translucent skin, thus leading people to believe that their blood was blue.

Now it generally refers to people from old money: families who have been wealthy aristocrats for generations on generations.
The blue blood elite have long been discouraged from intermarrying with commoners, lest their pure bloodlines be contaminated, ignoring the degenerative effects of inbreeding.
by Loreleili January 28, 2011
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This means that you come from a wealthy background (old money).
"His blood is so blue, that he is a natural-born yacht club captain."
by Marc December 08, 2003
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The first novel in the vampire series by Melissa De La Cruz. Set in the city of Manhattan, the city's supernatural elite are running rampatant. But mysterious cases of full consumptions are turning up; vampires are dying!
The Blue Bloods novels are amazing.
by Ashley247 October 10, 2008
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Old school slang for common folks back in medieval times. Those of low class work in hard labor (agricultural) and spending majority of the time being exposed to the sun; so they tan. Where as the high class folks do nothing, but stay inside their homes; getting paler. So pale that their skin become--as some say like alabaster, that you can see their blue veins through their skin. Thus the word "Blue Blood".
it doesn't matter how hard your dad works, you'll never be a Blue Blood like us.
by cinnamonbon June 23, 2009
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(law enforcement) is a person who comes from a family in law enforcement and continues in the "family trade". Blue being a reference to "The Thin Blue Line"
Dave can't help it if his career is moving so fast, he's got blue blood.
by jitterz November 24, 2010
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