Definition of brah in English:

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Pronunciation: /brɑː/
(also bra)


informal, chiefly US & South African
1A male friend or associate: his brahs are giving him major props
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  • I was a little confused until my brah told me that it is surfer lingo.
  • My brah came back in from riding a big wave.
  • Why don't you go show your brah to his room?
1.1Used as a familiar form of address for a man: hey, brah!
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  • Now i'm healthy and doors are opening, circle of life brah.
  • "Just cool it, brah," Huff tells him.
  • The conditions were epic, so much snow brah!
1.2 (Bra) Used as an informal title before a man’s name: Bra Rufus
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  • Wherever Bra Gib is, he'll take pride in what is happening today.
  • Bra Ntemi was also a prolific composer with a deep sense of social responsibility.
  • Said Bra Hugh: "A society who doesn't live with its aged has lost its sense of history."


Late 19th century (originally West Indian): perhaps originally representing a colloquial pronunciation of brother. Compare bro, brer.

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