Definition of brer in English:

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Pronunciation: /brɛː/


US dialect
Used as an informal title before a man’s name: Brer Jean Brer Rabbit
More example sentences
  • I would curl up in an armchair and listen to stories about Brer Rabbit, fairies, elves and much more.
  • He has even compared the defeat to Brer Fox, in the old folktale of the American South.
  • His choice of a rabbit's foot hints at his affinity with Brer Rabbit and his African trickster antecedents.


Late 19th century: representing an African-American or southern US pronunciation of brother.

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