Definition of brer in English:


Line breaks: brer
Pronunciation: /brɛː


US dialect
  • Used as an informal title before a man’s name: Brer Jean Brer Rabbit
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    • Ole Brer Ralph, he was out there hibernating after Invisible Man.
    • Brer Rabbit is constantly at odds with the likes of Brer Bear, Brer Wolf, and Sly Brer Fox.
    • 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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