The term used to describe a fan(usually of the older kind, male or female) of the show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

It is the combination of the words 'bro' and 'pony'

Although 'bro' may refer to males, the term 'brony' is gender-neutral, and thus it may be applied to the male and female fans of the show.

"Brony" is the singular form of "Bronies"

The term was coined on 4chan's /co/ board.
Brony A: "Dude, just finished watching the first season of MLP:FiM!"
Brony B: "Cool! So who do you think is the best pony?"
Brony A mentions the pony they think is best.
Brony B Agrees and exclaims: "Brohoof!"
The bronies then brohoof, similar to a high five.
by Krystal D June 29, 2011
Fans of the show My Little Pony. Bronies differ from typical fans of the show because they are older than a typical fan of the show should be, and most of them are male, while a typical fan would be a little girl.

Bronies often shove the the fact that they are Bronies in everyone's faces by posting pictures of the show in forums, making their profile pictures of one of the characters, and generally bringing up the fact that they are a fan of the show, usually when no one asked or is even interested in knowing that they are Bronies.

I don't care that you like the show, personally I don't like it, but I won't condemn those who do, but seriously, not everyone needs to know that you are a Brony. Don't act like you are a suppressed minority or something. Just enjoy the show with fellow fans and leave it at that.
Online forum about a video game:

User 1: Hey I found a bug in the game that needs to be fixed.

User 2: What was the bug you found?

Brony: It will be fixed. Now, who here saw yesterday's episode of MLP?

User 1: Um, this topic is about a glitch in the game, not about some TV show. You Bronies need to relax.

Brony: How dare you! We Bronies will not be suppressed! We are normal people just like everyone else!

User 2: I'm sure you are, but your post was irrelevant to the topic. If you want to discuss MLP, go on a MLP forum and discuss it there.
by zuawg March 18, 2013
Typically the term for older or grown-up, male fans of the "My little Pony" franchise. But since there is no common and nalog term for female fans of the show, brony can as well be used gender-neutral.
random Fan #1: Well, although i am male and grown-up, i actually like wathing this new "My little Pony" show.

rndom fan #2: Don't worry, it's cool! We also do. Welcome to the herd, brony.
by Doc Chopper June 29, 2011
A fan of the popular My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic animated show, developed by Lauren Faust.

Usually enjoys taking part in communities related to the show.

May or may not use a name inspired by the show and/or an image from the show as an avatar.

Typically tries to stay open minded, civil and tolerant.

Word comes from "bro" and "pony", but applies to both genders.
Person A: Hey, is that My Little Pony that you're watching?
Person B: Yeah, I'm a brony. The show was developed by Lauren Faust, who was involved with Powerpuff Girls. The animation is above average, and it isn't dumbed down as most animated shows these days. Give it a try, you might like it.
by The Great and Powerful Trixie August 16, 2011
Fans of an animated cartoon created by feminist Lauren Faust, started in 2010 and premiered on The Hub. The show is primarily targeted towards little girls, but has somehow gained a disgusting cult following of older, single, "virgin4life" males that call themselves "bronies". They are considered to be the scum of the internet, or simply Internet Cancer. They have been known to bring up MLP in topics and conversations in an irrelevant fashion. Bronies recklessly attack anyone that doesn't like their unhealthy obsession, while hypocritically claiming to "love and tolerate the shit out of you". Bronies don't seem to understand that us "haters", DO NOT hate their girly cartoon, but in fact, hate them. We have zero problem with your interest, but we have an issue with you spreading your cancer everywhere and shoving MLP down everyone's throats. No one gives a fuck. If you like to jerk off to horses, that's your own business and you keep that shit to yourselves. Bronies also claim that "haters" aren't comfortable with their sexuality, using that as a petty reason to counter haters. When in fact, all of us normal functioning members of society are comfortable with our sexuality, hence, that's why we aren't watching little girl cartoons, having sex, and working a stable job.

Curing the internet of this cancer, it's going to be like 1942 you ponyfags.
Brony: So, have you been watching MLP?

Me: I saw a few episodes to see what the hype was about.

Brony: So whatcha' think? Isn't it liek the grrrreeeeeaaaaattteeest show eva?

Me: No, it's just a cartoon, and I don't see the big deal about it.


Me: Go get a terminal illness fag.

Brony: I'm a 26 year old virgin that still lives with my parents, and I plan on keeping it that way for 50+ years!!!!! Woo hoo!!!!!!!11111!!!!1111tiem2fukponiezagaiyn.
by BUSHNAK April 22, 2012
A fan of the show "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic". Often male, but female fans are not uncommon. (plural: bronies)

Bronies usually show a want to be accepted as normal people, but don't appear to realise that to be treated the same as anyone else, they need to stop making sure everyone knows and remembers that they are a brony at all times, without fail. They also don't appear to understand that most people don't appreciate the internet being taken over by their fandom, which is another main cause for the hate of bronies.
Person: Oh hey, you seem pretty okay, want to talk?
Brony: Oh, hi! By the way, I'm a brony.
Person: Uh, thats... cool?
Brony: yeah, I watch FiM every day. Hey, who's your favorite pony?
Person: Uh... I don't watch it.

Brony: Oh, I should show you! Let me show you it, you'll love it forever!
Person: No really, I'm fine... can we talk about something else?
Brony: Ooh, look, something that looks vaguely pony shaped! It looks just like -pony name-!
Person: Okay... I'm done. *Walks away*

(In case you haven't noticed yet, this is a HINT. Please, bronies, listen to me, for the sake of yourselves and everyone else)
by HintHint September 05, 2013
Bronies are the teenage and adult fans (mostly male) of the television show, "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic"
Though the term "brony" is gender-neutral, some female fans instead refer to themselves as "Pegasisters"
Bronies are generally people who decide to judge something on its quality, instead of whether it's "cool" or "manly" enough.
I'm a brony and I'm proud of it.
by Superjerk February 15, 2012

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