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1A person's brother:‘he's really looking forward to having a little bruvver or sister’‘me and me bruv will be there’
male siblingView synonyms
- ‘"Naaah, not ol' Dinsie - he was like a bruvver to me."’
- ‘Hubby and bruv decide it's a bad idea.’
- ‘Sarah's goin' on about 'ow it's all to do wiv 'er dad an' 'er bruvver, but I ain't never met 'em.’
- ‘My bruv and my dad would be lost!’
- ‘His big bruv Nick has a story in the collection.’
- ‘He scored instant credibility after just one boozing session with the bruvvers.’
- ‘No, baby bruv had other matters on his mind.’
- ‘They might seem like a great gift at first, but just wait until when your darling little bruvver attempts to garrotte you at the dining table.’
- ‘Big bruv's favourite hobby is the ubiquitous "chilling".’
- ‘For my part, I have a younger brother and I have an older brother-in-law, but I always wanted a big bruv that I could kick about with.’
- 1.1 Used as a form of address between men:‘it's been a long, hard journey, bruv, to be honest’
colleague, associate, companion, partner, comrade, comrade-in-arms, co-worker, fellow, friendView synonyms
- ‘That's all I've got to say, bruv.’
- ‘i really feel for you bruv!’
- ‘That's meant in a good way, bruv.’
- ‘Cheers, bruv.’
- ‘"This is a one-way ticket bruv."’
- ‘Get well soon, bruv, hope it doesn't hurt too much.’
- ‘It ain't working for me bruv.’
Late 19th century: representing a colloquial pronunciation of brother.
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