Bruv vs Bro - What's the difference?

bruv | bro |

As nouns the difference between bruv and bro

is that bruv is (uk|slang) brother, mate, friend while bro is (slang) brother; a male sibling.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en noun)
  • (UK, slang) Brother, mate, friend.
  • * 1992 , in Today :
  • The lads in the Nags 'Ead were just talking about your bit of managerial bovver and I said to Rodney, 'Bruv , this could be my big chance.'

    Usage notes

    * Used mainly to address one's brother, when it is sometimes capitalised.

    See also

    * (l)



    (wikipedia bro)


    (en noun)
  • (slang) brother; a male sibling
  • (slang) brother; a male comrade or friend; one who shares one’s ideals.
  • (slang) brother; an African-American.
  • (slang) brother; (used to address a male)
  • (slang) a fratboy or someone that espouses the fraternity bro culture
  • Derived terms

    * brosef * bromance * brony * cool story bro * ladybro * newbro



    See also

    *bruv, an abbreviated form of bruvver English clippings English terms of address ----