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.

Nearby words

  1. brix scale,
  2. brm,
  3. brn,
  4. brno,
  5. brno chair,
  6. bro talk,
  7. bro.,
  8. broach,
  9. broaching,
  10. broad

Sometimes bruh [bruh] /brʌ/, brah [brah] /brɑ/.

Origin of bro

First recorded in 1830–40; reduced form of brother

Related formsbro·ish, adjective

bro.

or Bro.

plural bros. or Bros.

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British Dictionary definitions for bro

bro

1
/ (brəʊ) /

noun

NZ a family member
a close associate

noun

Southern African informal a friend, often used in direct address

Word Origin for bro

C20: from Afrikaans broer brother

bro.

/ (brəʊ) /

abbreviation for

brother
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Word Origin and History for bro

bro

n.

colloquial abbreviation of brother, attested from 1660s.

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