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br'er

[ brur, brair; Southern Dialect bur ]

noun

, Chiefly Southern U.S.
  1. contraction of brother.


br'er

/ brɛə; brɜː /

noun

  1. slang:Black.
    brother: usually prefixed to a name

    Br'er Jones



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Word History and Origins

Origin of br'er1

An Americanism dating back to 1875–80

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Example Sentences

Yit all de time Brer Rabbit aint doin' nothin', en he des well bin layin' off in de shade scratchin' de fleas off'n 'im.

She aint had time fer ter squeal en needer fer ter grunt 'fo' Brer Wolf gobble 'er up.

He crope up en he crope 'roun', en bimeby he see de Hoss switch he tail, en den Brer Rabbit know he aint dead.

W'en he git off little ways, he up 'n holler back ter Brer Fox dat he got a riddle he want 'im ter read.

Brer Fox, he come nigher en git on de log; Brer Tarrypin aint sayin' nothin'.

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