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.

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

Origin of bro

First recorded in 1830–40; reduced form of brother

OTHER WORDS FROM bro

bro·ish, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for bros' (1 of 2)

bro1
/ (brəʊ) /

noun

NZ a family member
a close associate

British Dictionary definitions for bros' (2 of 2)

bro2

bra or bru

/ (bruː) /

noun

Southern African informal a friend, often used in direct address

Word Origin for bro

C20: from Afrikaans broer brother
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