Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang A brother.
  • n. Slang Friend; pal. Used as a form of familiar address for a man or boy: So long, bro.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. brother; a male sibling
  • n. brother; a male comrade or friend; one who shares one’s ideals.
  • n. brother; an African-American.
  • n. brother; used to address a male
  • n. a fratboy or someone that espouses the fraternity bro culture

Etymologies

African American Vernacular English.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Abbreviation of brother. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • Don't tase me!

    November 28, 2007

  • I have decided that whoever came up with the phrase "bros before hos" probably didn't have a girlfriend.

    November 26, 2007

  • Bromaldehyde?? Ha!

    October 9, 2007

  • Bro, you're a god among bros.

    October 9, 2007

  • Orb in reverse.

    September 26, 2007

  • i continue to wage war against this term (in relation to me) ... and am never ever too successful ...

    December 26, 2006

  • This is the creepiest term of endearment I can think of, the preferred choice of stalkers, pedophiles, and that weird guy who's always trying to fit in but never does. Never, ever call me bro.

    December 26, 2006

  • Come on, how about manziere?

    December 6, 2006

  • bro - (related terms: mansiere, man breasts) 1. a bra for men 2. support undergarment specifically designed for men carrying a lot of extra baggage up there 3. Quote: "What d'you say? It'll be me, you and the bro, bro." 4. Episode: The Doorman

    December 6, 2006