Definitions

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  • noun slang A male friend of a male.

Etymologies

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Blend of bro and bud, or from brother casually pronounced as brudda.

Examples

  • As the minister and committee entered she rose with dignity and said, "Elder an 'brud'ren, take cheers."

    The Earth Trembled

  • Gilbert in his old age told some cavaliers he got a pass for nowt from Maister Gatherer one time mass he did and he seen his brud

    Ulysses

  • “Kurnos, usas farno,” Loralon spoke, “gasiro brud calfos bid iridam e oram?”

    Chosen Of The Gods

  • She made me feel sick; she could not say bread, meat, milk, and butter, but called them 'brud,' 'mate,'

    Tales of the Wilderness

  • Gilbert in his old age told some cavaliers he got a pass for nowt from Maister Gatherer one time mass he did and he seen his brud Maister Wull the playwriter up in Lunnon in a wrastling play wud a man on's back.

    Ulysses

  • After some hesitation and sundry shouts of "Rise de sing, somebody," and "Stan 'up for Jesus, brud-der," irreverently put in by the juveniles, they got upon the John Brown song, always a favorite, adding a jubilant verse which I had never before heard, -- "We'll beat Beauregard on de clare battlefield."

    Army Life in a Black Regiment

  • Jag kämpar om min unga brud, 39 om ock det var med dundrets gud.

    Fritiofs Saga

  • Han lutar kroknäbb till Fritiofs öra, det är som hade han bud att föra kanske från Ingborg, från älskad brud, 45 men ingen fattar de brutna ljud.

    Fritiofs Saga

  • Ännu en gång vill i Norden jag jula, gästa kung Ring och min rövade brud; se vill jag åter de lockarna gula, höra dess stämmas de älskade ljud.

    Fritiofs Saga

  • Men min brud jag ville skåda, en gång, ack! blott en gång än.

    Fritiofs Saga

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