brer

n
a friend. The term of address originated in southern US and black speech as a dialect pronunciation of brother. It is now widely used in the UK by chavs. brew n
1.
beer or a drink of beer. A word used by northern British drinkers (usually without the indefinite article) and by American college students (usually in the form 'a brew').
2.
British
tea. A term popular in institutions, especially in the 1950s. brewer's droop, brewer's n, phrase impotence, usually temporary, caused by drinking alcohol. The term is com-mon in Britain, where it is now some-times shortened to brewer's, and in Australia. (Brewers featured in many comic or ribald expressions from the 16th to the 19th centuries.)

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • brer — /brɛə/ (say brair), /brɜ/ (say brer) noun Southern US Colloquial brother. Also, br er …   Australian English dictionary

  • brer — ˌbrər(.), ˌbrə̄(r, ˌbrer, ˌbreə, ˌbrə noun ( s) Etymology: by contraction chiefly South : brother …   Useful english dictionary

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  • brér — f ( e/ a) brier, bramble …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • brer — n. brother …   English contemporary dictionary

  • BRER — abbr. BRESLER & REINER INC NASDAQ …   Dictionary of abbreviations

  • brer — Noun. A term of address, for a friend. From brother. Mainly Black use …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • Brer Rabbit — Brer Rab|bit the main character in the children s stories by Joel Chandler Harris. Brer Rabbit is a clever rabbit from the South of the US, who always manages to escape from danger or from being caught, usually by running into a brier patch… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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