Definitions

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  • adj. Having the qualities of bromance, pertaining to a close but non-sexual relationship between two men, a form of homosocial intimacy.

Etymologies

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bromance +‎ -ic, on model of romantic. Alternatively blend of bro and romantic.

Examples

  • I love the term bromantic too, as well as this entire post.

    feel the man-love!

  • The setup is crudely overplayed, with projectile poop and verbal come-ons aimed at the reliably pungent Leslie Mann, who plays Mrs. Bateman and is the longest-suffering woman in so-called bromantic comedy mentioning her marriage to Judd Apatow, who popularized and problematized the dynamic, only belabors the point.

    Boston.com Top Stories

  • It is less a macho comedy than what you might call a bromantic melodrama, an unabashed weepie with enough beer, sports, fistfights and cars to reassure the snuffling he-men in the audience that their tears are Not ... well, you know.

    NYT > Home Page

  • All the relationships in the flicks I've done have been done before, have been either a guy falling for a girl or two dudes hanging out in a 'bromantic' comedy.

    Kevin Smith Traveling to Outer Space For Sci-Fi Comedy » MTV Movies Blog

  • Such "bromantic" behavior gives me hope for nothing short of world peace, when some of these young men and women become global leaders.

    Joel Schwartzberg: Is Hugging Bad for Teens?

  • Smith explains that "all the relationships in the flicks I've done before have been either a guy falling for a girl or two dudes hanging out in a 'bromantic' comedy - I wanted to explore a father and son."

    Kevin Smith Headed to Outer Space for His Next Comedy « FirstShowing.net

  • It also introduced me to the term "bromantic", which is Solid Gold.

    feel the man-love!

  • Wimpy Jewish kid grows up - now a true 'bromantic' arts by naomi pfefferman, l.a. jewish journal

    J. Weekly

  • The "bromantic" comedy "I Love You, Man" attracted equal numbers of men and women, according to the studio.

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  • Most critics reckon the writer of Zoolander and Meet the Fockers has delivered a "bromantic" comedy which is as funny as the likes of Superbad and Knocked Up. It's sharply written and warm-hearted, with a believable premise and sympathetic central characters.

    The Guardian World News

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