Bros are a type of white male between the ages of 16-24. They originated in Southern California during the early 2000s, but are now prevalent in most major cities throughout the US and Canada. They are characterized mainly by their frequent use of the word "bro" to describe other males who are actually unrelated to them, but can be noted by many other distinguishing features such as:

1. A brightly colored Abercrombie and Fitch polo (often pink) worn with the collar popped
2. A Livestrong bracelet
3. A trucker hat, worn either backwards or tilted to the side
4. A pair of gino sunglasses, most likely purchased from Armani Exchange for $39.99, and often worn indoors / in non-sunny weather
5. Being overly tanned, to the point at which it is apparent they spend several days a week at the tanning salon
6. Hair with too much gel in it
7. Working out all the time and wearing overly tight shirts to make it look like they are more jacked than they actually are
8. Frequent use of the words "chill" and "sweet"
9. Liking Family Guy better than the Simpsons
10. Listening to a combination of soft rock (Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Dave Matthews), the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and some rap.
11. Ripped jeans for formal attire and track pants for informal attire
12. The excessive use of cologne and axe body spray

There are several "bro repellants" available to the common North American young man:

1. Listening to thrash metal, grunge metal, or classic rock
2. Using words longer than six letters
3. Staying away from Laguna Beach, Malibu, or any other towns with names that are printed on Hollister shirts
Bro #1: Yo bro, let's go chill at Laguna beach bro, but first we have to work on our tans bro, I hear Lauren Conrad is gonna be there bro.

Bro #2: Sweet bro, sounds chillin' bro, let's do it up bro.
by alex1010 May 18, 2009

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Brother shortened. The best friend in life you'll ever have. A bro is your brother, whether related or not. Bros are always there to help eachother out. A bro sticks with you through the hardest times in life. Someone who you can just sit back, smoke some pot, and chill with.
Bros before hos
Bros always got eachothers backs
Bros for life
by Dresryche May 24, 2008

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Queers who think they're racist and yet listen to rap and think they are the shit because they wear Skin, Famous star, Alpine star, and SRH shirts and ride dirt bikes and do drugs. They usually wear Electric or Spy sunglasses. They are typically fans of Cotton Mouth Kings and Metal Mulisha. The average truck that a bro drives is a Ford F-150 with stickers of the brands listed above. Bro's typically live in Southern California. They date girls that are called Bro hoe's
Kyle hates those guys in the SRH and Famous Star shirts because they are bro's.
by Pedro Martinez Rivera the 3rd January 11, 2007

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A person who would give you the shirt off his back if he doesn't want to wear it anymore. A Bro is a person who will bend over backwards to help you bend someone over backwards. In short, a Bro is a lifelong companion you can always trust to be there for you, unless he's got something else going on.
You really helped me out of a tight spot man. You are my Bro for the rest of time.
by Todd Swoope December 01, 2008

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1. A word or nickname referring to a guy friend. A friend who is like a brother, hence "bro" the shortened version of brother- because every college guy is so lazy that he can't even finish saying a damn word.
2. An actual blood relative- your parents' child who is a male.
3. A prefix added to any word starting with the sound "o". An extension of the commonly used nickname "broski" or "broseph".

Usage: This prefix can be used to create a nickname or to create a word which referrs to something you and your boys think is pretty chill.
1. "Yo bro, that was a sick party last night."

2. "Yeah i went to go visit my bro at Tulane last weekend- it was frikkin awsome."

3. "Yo broski, we should hit the *brocean* before the summer's over."
*Bro + ocean*

Nickname: Bromance (bro + romance)= a guy who is particularly successful with the ladies- and even if he's not, you and your boys know him as the romantic one. However, he may also be the one dude who has found himself in a committed relationship while the rest of you are bachelors.
by Tajh Salaso August 22, 2007

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A redneck of sorts. Usually a white ugly short guy who wears big belt buckles(often iron crosses) and drives a lifted pick up truck. They have ugly ass girl friends who they have to be with 24/7 and they beat them too. Always hang out with other bros and are often wiggers and but always faggots. Also they like Metal Mulisha and make sure everyone knows that by putting big ugly ass stickers on their back window of their car. Just fags.
Check out that bro's lifted F-350! Thats tight bro!
by Ryan March 26, 2005

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No definitions have yet mentioned the Midwest bro's in particular, but broism has become rampant in the Midwest. They are on every Big Ten campus (especially frats.)

This particular variety of bro always drinks the cheapest beer or liquor and may or may not smoke weed.

The clothes they wear might not be as expensive as the clothes people wear on the coasts, but these bro's are still wearing the most expensive clothes that they can. They also pimp their rides out as much as they can. They compete with money the same way, even if they have less of it.

Hobbies are the same-- weightlifting, pick-up basketball, golf, and especially, frolf.

Even though they behave as belligerently and are as disrespectful towards women as bro's anywhere else, they go to church once or twice a month. They are obsessive sports fans and if they go to a larger college (especially Big Ten) they will attend literally every home football game (if not every away game) and a very high amount of basketball games as well. They will be drunk for every game.

Chicago is bro central for the midwest, but Minneapolis/St. Paul has many bro's as well. Universities in Ohio are also notorious for bro's especially OSU and Miami U.

Don't believe you are safe from the bro stereotype if you move to the midwest!
Female one: "Ugh, why are there so many bro's at that party?"

Female two: "Yeah, it feels like we're still in San Bernadino."
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A dude who drinks a lot of beer, and is the chillest mother fucker ever.
Pete Welin = Bro
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