-noun
1. A non-sexual relationship between two men that are unusually close.

-verb -mans-ing
1. The act of wooing a fellow male friend for the purpose of becoming closer.
2. Going to unusual lengths in an attempt to become closer with another male friend.

also: "Bromancing the Stone"
1. The act of truly and thoroughly enjoying the process of getting and/or being high/stoned.

Provenance/Origin: "Bromance" is a portmanteau of the two words "brother" and "romance". Originally coined by author/editor Dave Carnie in "Big Brother Magazine." Big Brother was a sort of R rated skateboarding/skate culture magazine that was eventually purchased by Larry Flynt's Hustler conglomerate and consequently taken out of circulation due to unsatisfactory sales performance. Carnie used the word on several occasions to describe relationships between skate-buddies who spent a lot of time together and/or shared hotel rooms on every tour/skate road trip.
-As a noun: "Dude, those two guys spend so much time together. They are having quite the bromance."

-As a verb: "Andy has been treating Victor to every meal and cover charge for a month now. It's obvious that he is trying to bromance him."

-Bromancing the stone: "That Pete Doherty guy is definitely bromancing the stone!"
by Willie Hellenbach (A.S.) March 17, 2007
The strange relationship between two straight males. It can't really be described but you know it when you see it.
Bro 1: Dude you're the yin to my yang.

Bro 2: aww <3. that's totally platonic though right?
Bro 1: No shit
Bro 2: good. I'm glad it's just a bromance.
by heysupdawg March 07, 2012
an intense and close friendship between two men. A bromance shows no sign of discrimination or color and can cross all racial boundries.
Hodge and Steve have such a strong bromance, they go to brunch every sunday!

Who knew a Mexican and a Panamanian could have such a long lasting bromance!
by the Coco March 15, 2010
Romance shared between two straight guys.
Chris and Jade is a perfect example of a "bro-mance".

:)
by Babyprincesssssss September 18, 2009
The platonic Love between two males with a close relationship.
also referred to as guy love.
ssshhh. its just a bro-mance
by KP27 March 14, 2009
The intense love shared between heterosexual males. A form of male bonding and usually invisible to the naked eye. This bond is normally only shared between two males that have a deeper understanding of each other, in a way no woman could ever realise.
"My boyfriend is off for some bromance with his best mate tonight..."
by 3lena July 21, 2008
Love of two men(Ian and Matt) so strong that nothing can come between them! But not gay that's the main point. But two people in a bromance can have reciprocating sex, they cannot have their lips come into contact or else that would be gay.
Burny: Ian and Matt are so gay
Blum: No man they just have a brotaly swag bromance bro! You're the gay one
by JelqMan March 10, 2015
see Brokeback Mountain
variations:
Bromantic - adj.
Bromancing - verb, noun (gerund)
Brokeback Mountain is the best bromance movie of all time.
by tahlulah September 18, 2007
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