- a friend or comrade
- a group of friends or comrades
C20: from a Rastafarian pronunciation of brethren
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Examples from the Web for bredren
You can't go nowhere's, my frien's and bredren, but Deff 'll fin' you.Harriet, The Moses of Her People
Sarah H. Bradford
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!
My bredren, dont think yer sufferin when yer not, jest for an excuse to git a dram.
O my bredren, when dem jerudic angels come you will be sorry you havent done more for de Lord!
An', my bredren, includin' uv de sistren, I ain't gwine ter spare yer feelin's dis day.Diddie, Dumps & Tot