[ brur, brair; Southern Dialect bur ]
/ brɜr, brɛər; Southern Dialect bɜr /
noun Chiefly Southern U.S.
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Origin of br'er
An Americanism dating back to 1875–80
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How to use br'er in a sentence
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.
British Dictionary definitions for br'er
Southern US Black slang, dialect brother: usually prefixed to a nameBr'er Jones
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