[brur, brair; Southern Dialect bur]
Origin of br'er
An Americanism dating back to 1875–80
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Examples from the Web for brer
The youngest pig was the wisest, and would not let Brer Wolf come in by the door.Storyology
He say, ‘Brer Rabbit, what’s all dis fuss I hear in de woods?Uncle Remus and Brer Rabbit
Joel Chandler Harris
Brer Tarrypin he make great 'miration 'bout how col' he water is.
Brer Fox he 'spon', he did, dat it look mighty fur off ter him.
Brer Rabbit, he make lak he 'stonish' dat Brer Fox is hurted.
- Southern US Black slang, dialect brother: usually prefixed to a nameBr'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.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper