August 4, 2012 Urban Word of the Day
Term coined for the Bromance between Olympic swimmers Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps.
"Olympic swimmers Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps have their own bromance of sorts. Sports casters (Lochte and Phelps included) often refer to their friendship as a "relationship." Lochte is said to be the only man Phelps will take his headphones in the ready room off for and many people around Phelps maintain that, "Lochte is the best thing that's ever happened to Phelps".8 They keep in touch with daily text messages and phone calls and were featured on the cover of Mens Journal together as a precursor to the 2008 Beijing Summer Games. 9 Though they share a strong rivalry in the pool, the two have become great friends outside of it. Phelps, in his latest book, refers to Lochte as "Doggy" and talks affectionately about his rival and teammate. Bloggers have coined the term "Phlochte" for their bromance."