Definitions

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  • n. A brother, often prefixed informally to a man’s first name.
  • n. As a familiar form of address: pal, mate.

Etymologies

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Afrikaans boet ("brother, comrade"), 1908, Dutch regional (Zeeland and West Flemish) boet ("boy, youth") (from the second half of the 19th century), probably a hypocoristic form of broeder ("brother").

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