Brow, noun

Forms:
Also ’Brow.
Origin:
Abbreviation of Hillbrow.
colloquial
The Brow: A nickname for Hillbrow, a densely-populated high-rise suburb of Johannesburg.
1975 Sunday Times 15 June 3‘I hailed the first cab I saw and asked him to head for the “Brow” (Hillbrow),’ he said.
1984 Sunday Times 29 Jan. (Life Style) 9Most of the time we just jorl to the ’Brow and suss the scene out.
1989 Scope 24 Mar. 46I got to know the notorious ’Brow at the age of 12, where it nurtured me and let me suckle its poisonous breast and get fat on corruption. It’s a place where only the tough survive.
A nickname for Hillbrow, a densely-populated high-rise suburb of Johannesburg.
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