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n. pl. bros Slang
1. A brother.
2. Friend; pal. Used as a form of familiar address for a man or boy: So long, bro.

[African American Vernacular English.]


1. NZ a family member
2. a close associate


(bruː) ,




informal South African a friend, often used in direct address
[C20: from Afrikaans broer brother]


(broʊ, brʌ)

n., pl. bros. Slang.
1. brother.
2. friend; pal; buddy.
[1830–40; reduced form of brother]


or Bro.,

pl. bros.


n (US inf)
(= friend)Kumpel m; hi, bro!hallo, Kumpel!
(= brother)Bruder m
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On one especially good encounter, 30 seconds of bro small talk led to a heartfelt bro tale of epic magnitude.
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After functionality of the prototype realSens device is verified," said Synodon CEO Adrian Banica, "Synodon intends to subcontract to BRO the fabrication of up to 25 more units over the next five years.
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While one might be tempted to borrow an old phrase from Bugs Bunny - ``of course you know this means war'' - there is actually very little disagreement at Warner Bros.
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She and everybody else at this school would love to put Sam back, but then she'd be running afoul of the consumer products division of Warner Bros.