bruvver

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Representing the Cockney pronunciation of brother.

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Noun[edit]

bruvver (plural bruvvers)

  1. (Cockney slang) Brother.
    • 1953, Ezra Pound, letter to Margaret Anderson, reproduced in Thomas L. Scott et al. (editors), Pound/The Little Review: the Letters of Ezra Pound to Margaret Anderson, New Directions Books (1988), page 314:
      Gurdjieff I thot a man an a bruvver, but NObuddy is goin to swallow Ouspensky
    • 1992, Harry Bowling, The girl from Cotton Lane, Headline Book Publishing:
      Gawd knows when yer bruvver's gonna get married.

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