Blud

What does Blud mean?

‘Blud’ is another way to say ‘Bro’

Blud is a slang term that you might see popping up on social media and in memes. It’s often used interchangeably with words like ‘bro’ or ‘bruh’. You can think of it as another way to say “buddy” or “friend”. So, if someone comments “blud, you’re on fire” under a picture of Beyoncé, they’re saying they’re really impressed with her performance. They’re not literally on fire, and Beyoncé is not their biological sibling!

The term blud has roots in Jamaican English, where it has a similar meaning to the word ‘blood’. Over time, the alternate spelling of ‘blud’ popped up in some swear words, but was also used in a more positive way to refer to family members and close friends.

From there, the Brits picked up on the term blud and started using it in their own language. But they mostly kept it in the family, using it to refer to relatives and pals. Fast forward to the 2010s and 2020s, and the term blud has become a popular online slang term. It’s now used in a similar way to ‘bro’ and ‘bruh’, making it a universal term for friend, buddy, or dude.

Example for using ‘Blud’ in a conversation

Hey blud, did you see the new Avengers movie?

Yeah, blud! It was amazing! Iron Man is my favorite superhero.

I know, blud! The action scenes were mind-blowing. 🤯

Totally, blud! I can’t wait for the next one. We should watch it together.