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