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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.
There's been industry-wide buzz about 'BRO's animal ads' since we broke Stevenson's first ad featuring an orangutan," said BRO CEO Kathleen Perkins.
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