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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.]
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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]
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(broʊ, brʌ)

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


or Bro.,

pl. bros.
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n (US inf)
(= friend)Kumpel m; hi, bro!hallo, Kumpel!
(= brother)Bruder m
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