Meaning of bredda in English:


Pronunciation /ˈbrɛdə/


  • 1A brother.

  • 2As a title preceding a man's name, especially a forename: ‘Brother’.

    Frequently in the names of male animals in Anancy stories.

  • 3 slang A (fellow) Caribbean or Rastafarian man; (more generally) a man, a guy, especially when considered as a fellow member of a particular social or cultural group; (hence) a close male associate or friend. Compare "brother", bredren .

    Now frequently in British (chiefly Afro-Caribbean) usage.


Mid 19th century. Representing a Caribbean or African-American pronunciation of brother.