broer

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch broer, alternative form of broeder.

Noun[edit]

broer (plural broers, diminutive broertjie)

  1. brother

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

broer c

  1. indefinite plural of bro

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From broeder through loss of intervocalic -d-. Doublet of pêl.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bruːr/
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  • Hyphenation: broer
  • Rhymes: -ur

Noun[edit]

broer m (plural broers, diminutive broertje n)

  1. brother (male sibling)
    Synonym: broeder
    Mijn broer heeft vaak ruzie met zijn klasgenoten.My brother often gets into fights with his classmates.
  2. (slang) bro
    Hey broer, hoe heb jij opeens geld voor een nieuwe waggie?Hey bro, how come you suddenly got money for a new ride?

Usage notes[edit]

  • The use of this word as a term of address is associated with Randstad youth slang.

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

broer m or f

  1. indefinite plural of bro

West Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian brōther

Noun[edit]

broer c (plural bruorren or broers, diminutive bruorke or broerke)

  1. brother
    Coordinate term: suster

Further reading[edit]

  • broer”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011