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br'er

[brur, brair; Southern Dialect bur] /brɜr, brɛər; Southern Dialect bɜr/
noun, Chiefly Southern U.S.
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Origin of br'er
1875-1880
An Americanism dating back to 1875-80
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br'er

/brɜː; brɛə/
noun
1.
(Southern US, Black slang, dialect) brother: usually prefixed to a name: Br'er Jones
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Word Origin and History for brer

in Brer Rabbit, etc., 1881, Joel Chandler Harris' representation of U.S. Southern black pronunciation of brother.

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