bro

[ broh, bruh ]
/ broʊ, brʌ /
Slang.

noun, plural bros.

a brother.
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.

adjective

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 forms

bro·ish, adjective

Definition for bro (2 of 2)

bro.

or Bro.


plural bros. or Bros.

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British Dictionary definitions for bro (1 of 3)

bro

1
/ (brəʊ) /

noun

NZ a family member
a close associate

British Dictionary definitions for bro (2 of 3)

bro

2

bra or bru

/ (bruː) /

noun

Southern African informal a friend, often used in direct address

Word Origin for bro

C20: from Afrikaans broer brother

British Dictionary definitions for bro (3 of 3)

bro.

/ (brəʊ) /

abbreviation for

brother
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