Family is family. A brother is for life, including those with whom we're not really biological siblings with.
Listed below are slang words all over the world that can be used to substitute “brother,” both for those we share parents with, and those we consider our "brother from another mother." Enjoy reading.
Slang Words for Brother (in Alphabetical Order)
- (Noun) A slang word that came from the Spanish language. It directly means friend but is used often for your best friends and brothers.
- Example: Amigo! Are we still up for the camping trip next week? I’ll bring the beer!
- (Noun) A somewhat professional or formal slang that can refer to someone you are working with. It can be jokingly used as a means to point out to your friend or brother.
- Example: Jackson is my close associate. We have been close associates ever since my mother gave birth to him.
- (Noun) B is just a slang word that takes the first letter of Brother. It is a hipper and quicker way to refer to your brothers.
- Example: My B likes to just embarrass me in front of everyone. It's just some kind of brotherly mischief I guess.
- (Noun) A Jamaican slang word for brother that originates from the English term “brethren.”
- Example: We are bedrin. If he messes with you, he messes with all of us.
- (Noun) Short for “Brother From Another Mother”. It is a clever slang as it also includes the word “Fam.” It is often used with people whom you consider a brother despite not being related.
- Example: What’s up, Bfam! Here is the 200 dollars you needed.
- (Noun) A slang famous in the UK. It means mate or brother and references the term “blood brother.” May be used for close friends.
- Example: You are invited as my best man. You are my blud and no one should be my best man except you.
- (Noun) A slang word that came from the Afrikaans word “boet.” It just means brother, family, or bro.
- Example: Remember when Mom would try to catch us to spank us, boet? We would team up just to outrun her.
- (Noun) Originating from the car model “Brougham” being similar to bro or brother, it became “broham” after being misspelled. It just means brother.
- Example: What is up, broham? I see you got some new kicks!
- (Noun) Broski combines “bro” and “ski,” which is a famous Russian suffix. It's just another form of bro.
- Example: Broski! Team up with me and we’ll beat them at basketball.
- (Noun) Comes from the British slang “Bruvver” and means just the same. It is a shortened version that means bro or brother.
- Example: I can’t wait for my little bruv to come home.
- (Noun) An American slang mainly used in the South. A term of endearment for your brother, usually to the eldest brother of the family. It may also be used to an older friend whom you hold close.
- Example: I’ll miss you, Bubba. I won’t see you much since you’ll be going to college
- (Noun) Buddy is a flexible slang that may be used for friends or strangers. It also means someone who is your bestfriend or actual brother.
- Example: Hey. Buddy! Get me my controller and we’ll play co-op.
- (Noun) An endearing slang that is a shortened version of “Champion.” It is generally used for your younger sibling, brother, or child.
- Example: Don’t worry, Champ. We’ll get first prize next year. At least we had fun.
- (Noun) A friend, chum, brother, or someone close. It comes from England and originates from “chapman” or someone who sells stuff on the street.
- Example: Pass me the ketchup, chap. You know I hate chips without any dipping.
- (Noun) More commonly used in Britain. This slang is often used to denote a close friend but it can be used for your brothers too.
- Example: Chum! Don’t mess with my stuff or else.
- (Noun) Derived from the Spanish term “camarada” but is often associated with Russians. Comrade means ally, brother, or colleague.
- Example: Comrade, what will you do after our military duty? Maybe you would like to visit me home for the holidays?
- (Noun) A French slang often used in the US. It means “main man” or “bro” in street use.
- Example: Don’t worry, confrere. I’ll help you move out free of charge.
- (Noun) Nowadays, this word has a negative connotation. However, during the 17th century up to the 20th century, this meant “long lasting” and is used for your bros and brothers.
- Example: Davey is my crony, my BFF.
- (Noun) Synonymous to bro and homey. Dawg is an urban slang also for a male acquaintance.
- Example: Yo, Dawg! Are you still up for a movie night or do we need to reschedule?
- (Noun) Dude is a flexible general slang that may mean someone you are unfamiliar with, someone you are close with, or even your blood brother.
- Example: Dude! You didn’t have to tell mom about our birthday surprise for her. That's why it's called a surprise.
- (Noun) A somewhat obsolete slang for your pals or best friends. Used as early as the 1800s, it came from the word “fellows”
- Example: Do we have a problem, fellas? Let’s just chill and drink.
- (Noun) Similar to dawg. It is an urban slang term that more likely points to your closest acquaintances who you may consider as your bros.
- Example: Homey! You’re back for the summer? Let’s hang.
- (Noun) References Luigi, the brother of Mario, in the Super Mario games. Luigi just means your little brother.
- Example: Logan is my luigi. When we were kid we would always go out to the park to play games.
- (Noun) Another flexible umbrella slang. Mate is famously used in Australia and can possibly mean brother or pal.
- Example: Hey, Mate. Don’t forget to pick up some bread on the way home.
- (Noun) Since your brothers are someone whom you often get in trouble with, you can call them your partners-in-crime.
- Example: Let's go party! Like the old days, my partner-in-crime.
- (Noun) Player 1 refers to the older brother that always gets to play video games first. Player 2 is the little brother that has to wait. It is a common slang for little bros.
- Example: Tim is the Player 2. I always show him the ropes first, since I’m older.
- (Noun) Robin is the sidekick of Batman. In slang terms, Robin is often meant for your little bros, sidekicks, or partners.
- Example: Robin, I need you to look out for Dad while I get the tools.
- (Noun) Since many brothers act like support or assistant to their bros, you can call them sidekicks. However, it can be offensive sometimes.
- Example: Jim hates it when I call him my sidekick, but I get to call him that since I'm older.