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[broh, bruh] /broʊ, brʌ/
noun, plural bros. Slang.
1.
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 relating to bros:
the bro culture of college athletics.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; reduced form of brother
Related forms
broish, adjective

bro.

plural bros.
1.
Also, Bro.
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British Dictionary definitions for bro

bro1

/brəʊ/
noun
1.
(NZ) a family member
2.
a close associate

bro2

/bruː/
noun
1.
(South African, informal) a friend, often used in direct address
Word Origin
C20: from Afrikaans broer brother

bro.

/brəʊ/
abbreviation
1.
brother
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Word Origin and History for bro
n.

colloquial abbreviation of brother, attested from 1660s.

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Slang definitions & phrases for bro

bro'

noun
  1. Brother (mid-1600s+)
  2. A black person: the slick-speaking bro who scores points off the ofay (1960s+ Black)
  3. A man; guy: the pack of twenty-seven bros jamming along the freeway/ Hawk murmured, ''Right on, bro,'' and drank some champagne (1970s+)

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Related Abbreviations for bro

bro

[soul] brother

Bro.

brother
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