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 want to give a shout out to all my brahs.
    • I have no idea why he turned his back on his brahs
    • You and your nine surf brahs will have these waves all to yourselves.
  • 1.1Used as a familiar form of address for a man: hey, brah!
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    • No idea, brah.
    • I'm feeling you on that one, brah.
    • You've disfigured me, brah.
  • 1.2 (Bra) Used as an informal title before a man’s name: Bra Rufus
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    • "I'm talking to Bra Amos, not the mayor."
    • Known simply as Bra Ntemi, he created the African Jazz Pioneers and the Alexandra All Star Band in the 50s.
    • Bra Ntemi was also a prolific composer with a deep sense of social responsibility.


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

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