bro, noun

Forms:
Also bru.
Origin:
Shortened form of broer.
‘Brother’: an informal or familiar term of address; also in the phrase my bro. Cf. bra sense 2 b.
1979 M. Matshoba Call Me Not a Man 182‘Is that fair?’ ‘Naw.’ ‘That’s it, bro. But there’s also a second reason.’
1987 Scope 6 Nov. 32What about a skyf, bro?
1987 Scope 34‘I could have been gripped by the Boere...And then?’ ‘Sorry, bro.’
1989 M. Brand in Fair Lady 25 Oct. 92My bru, my brother; friend; comrade.
‘Brother’: an informal or familiar term of address; also in the phrase my bro. Cf. bra2 b.
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