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    Question 'Mon Frere'?

    Hi there,
    Would you please tell me what this word means? I heard it in Lily Allen's 'Alfie', as a way to address her little brother, in the song.


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    Re: 'Mon Frere'?

    It's French. It means "my brother."

    Many English-speakers would understand. It's sometimes used for comedic emphasis when disagreeing with someone. You could interject a French "Au contraire!" but it's funnier (cause it rhymes) to say "Au contraire, mon frere!"

    In your example, it's probably used as a term of endearment.

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