bro

bro

[broh, bruh]
noun, plural bros. Slang.
2.
a male friend or buddy.
3.
a guy or fellow: used as a term of address.
4.
a fellow black male; soul brother.
5.
a young, usually white male variously and often negatively characterized as being preppy, party-loving, egotistical, sexist, etc.
adjective
6.
of or pertaining to bros: the bro culture of college athletics.

Origin:
1830–40; reduced form of brother

broish, adjective
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bro.

plural bros.
Also, Bro.
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bro1 (brəʊ)
 
n
1.  (NZ) a family member
2.  a close associate

bro, bra or bru2 (bruː)
 
n
informal (South African) a friend, often used in direct address
 
[C20: from Afrikaans broer brother]
 
bra, bra or bru2
 
n
 
[C20: from Afrikaans broer brother]
 
bru, bra or bru2
 
n
 
[C20: from Afrikaans broer brother]

bro. (brəʊ)
 
abbreviation for
brother

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Word Origin & History

bro
colloquial abbreviation of brother, attested from 1660s.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
bro
[soul] brother
Bro.
brother
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