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bredda (plural breddas or bredren)

  1. (Jamaica, colloquial) brother
    • 2011 September 24, “90-Year-Old Needs Help To Finish House”, in The Gleaner[1]:
      "mi need the room dat im in, but mi can't throw him outside because is mi bredda"


Jamaican Creole[edit]

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bredda (plural: bredda dem or breddas dem, quantified: bredda)

  1. brother
    • 1989, Stewart Brown, Mervyn Morris, Gordon Rohlehr, Voiceprint: An Anthology of Oral and Related Poetry from the Caribbean, →ISBN:
      “Oonoo call me bredda fi me! Beg yuh tell him come yah quick []
      Go get my brother! Please tell him to come here quickly []
    Mi a look fi mi bredda.I'm trying to find my brother.
  2. (figuratively) guy
    • 2006, Eric Jerome Dickey, Chasing Destiny, →ISBN:
      “Something wrong wid him. Da bredda dey need to [sic] good lick []
      There's something off about him. Someone ought to slap that guy around a few times. []
    It start gather up a big crowd and it happen that it just a develop till mi go buy a likkle amplifier from a bredda downtown.
    More and more people started coming and it became so popular that I decided to buy an amplifier from a guy in Kingston.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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bredda m or f

  1. definite feminine singular of bredd

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]


bredda f

  1. definite singular of bredd