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noun (slang)
a friend or comrade
a group of friends or comrades
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C20: from a Rastafarian pronunciation of brethren
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  • An', my bredren, includin' uv de sistren, I ain't gwine ter spare yer feelin's dis day.

    Diddie, Dumps & Tot Louise-Clarke Pyrnelle
  • You can't go nowhere's, my frien's and bredren, but Deff 'll fin' you.

  • I want 'em laid 'pun top er one ernudder, bredren, tell yer can't see de bottumus' monahs.

    Diddie, Dumps & Tot Louise-Clarke Pyrnelle
  • O my bredren, dis is a fine new meetin-house, but we should all seek a house whose builder and maker is de great Lord!

  • O my bredren, when dem jerudic angels come you will be sorry you havent done more for de Lord!

  • My bredren, dont think yer sufferin when yer not, jest for an excuse to git a dram.

  • An', bredren, I'm er tellin' yer de truf dis ebenin'; hit's jes 'bout de middle twix' een an' een.

    Diddie, Dumps & Tot Louise-Clarke Pyrnelle

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