Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Chiefly Southern U.S. Slang Brother.
  • n. Slang A white working-class man of the southern United States, stereotypically regarded as uneducated and gregarious with his peers.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Brother; used as term of familiar address.
  • n. Working-class white male from southern US, stereotyped as loutish

Etymologies

Alteration of bub.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Possibly an alteration of brother or bub. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • he's frum the Saath; likely to weigh a great deal. Bill Hicks' white, glandular, creationist object of hate.

    August 3, 2009