br'er

br'er

(brɜː; brɛə)
n
Black slang dialect Southern US brother: usually prefixed to a name: Br'er Jones.

br'er

(brɜr, brɛər; Sou. dial. bɜr)

n. Southern U.S.
brother.
[1875–80]
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I've had a few Br'er Rabbit briar patch replies, 'Oh please don't choose Jeremy Corbyn, that would seriously worry us'.
Wild Rabbit (previously known as Br'er Rabbit) plays folkstomp Americana music.
Based on The Song Of The South, this seven-minute ride (one of the longest in the world) takes you into the backwoods land of Br'er Rabbit and pals.
But Dolinar brings to light the long-hidden record of a closed-door hearing on March 24, two days before the public one, in which Hughes was as sassy and elusive as Br'er Rabbit when the McCarthyites tried to depict him as a communist dupe.
Another was Br'er Rabbit, who outwitted an alligator set on devouring the rabbit.
Each year, Phil, who was originally named Br'er Groundhog but was renamed after King Phillip, pops out of Gobbler's Knobb in Punxsutawney to reveal his prediction.
This latter legal device--akin to Br'er Rabbit's pleading not to get tossed into the briar patch where he wanted to be all along--is also used by other federal agencies.
When I was a little girl, before political correctness, my mother read me Uncle Remus stories, including the one in which Br'er Rabbit, the cunning trickster, saves his own life by persuading his captor that he is terrified of the briar patch.
They are Br'er Rabbit telling Br'er Fox "please don't throw me in the briar patch.
This tangled "safe haven," in fact, recalls the thicket to which rabbit escapes in an African Cherokee trickster tale (Brennan 79), the briar patch Br'er Rabbit craves in Joel Chandler Harris's well-known Uncle Remus stories.
His initial assertion that "The folklore of Martinique is meager, and few children in Fort-de-France know the stories of 'Compe Lapin,' twin brother of the Br'er Rabbit of Louisiana's [sic] Uncle Remus" is a posture similar to that of Joel Chandler Harris's informants who claimed not to know any Brer Rabbit stories.