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brothernoun [C]

us   /ˈbrʌð·ər/
a male who has the same parents as another person: an older/younger brother
A brother is also a member of the same race, church, religious group, or organization: a fraternity brother
Brother may be used by a man to address another man: Hey, brother, can you spare a quarter?

brotherexclamation

us   /ˈbrʌð·ər, ˈbrʌˈðɜr/
used to express annoyance or surprise: Oh, brother, are we in a mess now!
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brothernoun [C]

uk   /ˈbrʌð.ər/ us   /ˈbrʌð.ɚ/
A1 a man or boy with the same parents as another person: Do you have any brothers and sisters? I have three brothers and a sister. Johnny is my younger/older/big/baby/little brother. My brother lives in Washington.
a man who is a member of the same group as you or who shares an interest with you or has a similar way of thinking to you: [as form of address] "Let us unite, brothers and fight this unjust law!"
US informal sometimes used by a black man to address or refer to another black man
used as the title of a man, such as a monk, who belongs to a religious organization: Brother Michael and Brother John were deep in conversation. [as form of address] Bless you, Brother.

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