Definition for bros. (2 of 3)
[ broh, bruh ]
/ broʊ, brʌ /
noun, plural bros.
a male friend or buddy.
a guy or fellow: used as a term of address.
a fellow black male; soul brother.
a young, usually white male variously and often negatively characterized as being preppy, party-loving, egotistical, sexist, etc.
of or relating to bros: the bro culture of college athletics.
Sometimes bruh [bruh] /brʌ/, brah [brah] /brɑ/.
Origin of bro
First recorded in 1830–40; reduced form of brother
Related formsbro·ish, adjective
Definition for bros. (3 of 3)
plural bros. or Bros.
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British Dictionary definitions for bros. (1 of 4)
British Dictionary definitions for bros. (2 of 4)
/ (brəʊ) /
British Dictionary definitions for bros. (3 of 4)
/ (brəʊ) /
NZ a family member
a close associate
British Dictionary definitions for bros. (4 of 4)
bra or bru
/ (bruː) /
Southern African informal a friend, often used in direct address
Word Origin for bro
C20: from Afrikaans broer brother
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Word Origin and History for bros.
colloquial abbreviation of brother, attested from 1660s.
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