Definition of brah in English:


Line breaks: brah
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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