noun, plural bros.
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.
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
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NZ a family member
a close associate
bra or bru
Southern African informal a friend, often used in direct address
Word Origin for bro
C20: from Afrikaans broer brother
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colloquial abbreviation of brother, attested from 1660s.
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