Definition of bredren in English:

bredren

noun

  • 1Originally United States regional (in African-American usage), in later use chiefly Jamaican. Treated as plural. Brethren, brothers; (in later use) especially friends, companions, close associates, especially when considered as fellow members of a particular social or cultural group.

  • 2Slang (originally and chiefly Jamaican). With singular concord. A close (male) friend or associate.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Tickler. Representing an African-American or Caribbean pronunciation of brethren, variant plural form of brother.

Pronunciation

bredren

/ˈbrɛdrən/