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Brah (9)

clipping; noun
A figurative brother, one who is considered in sibling status with the individual who is speaking.
 
Originated as the word “brother”, which was then clipped into bro, and through repeated verbal use of the word, changed to the pronunciation “brah”. Brah is now an informal way of addressing a close friend, but is not acceptable in formal settings. The spelling of brah is acceptable because of its resemblance to the way it is spoken in casual conversations.
Etymology : Clipping of the word “brother” followed by the spelling of the casual pronunciation.
Source : “Sup brah? Long time no talk” (Facebook friend, May 2011)
Last modified: 5 December 2011


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