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    #1

    Re: Bros before Hos

    As the Democratic nomination contest slouches toward a close, it's time to take stock of what I will not miss.

    I will not miss seeing advertisements for T-shirts that bear the slogan "Bros before Hos." The shirts depict Barack Obama (the Bro) and Hillary Clinton (the Ho) and are widely sold on the Internet.
    Hi!

    I learned that " bros" is short for " brothers" and " ho" means "whore".

    1. Does " ho" has another connotation, e.g. girlfriend or female friends?

    I searched from the Internet and located a definition as below for " Bros before Hos"

    a phraise to remind a long time friend that friends should come before girlfriends ( or female friends)
    2. Hillary Clinton (the Ho) <--derogative?


    3. Is there any similar expression for women who make more account of friendship than of romantic relationship? Sis before boyfriend?


    Thanks in advance!


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    Re: Bros before Hos

    I would judge that "Ho" is more generally a derogatory term than not. However, it is also used to mean girlfriend or just "woman/women". Look at this link which indicates the wide ranging use of the word: Urban Dictionary: ho

    In the case of the T-shirts, I would say definitely not intended as a compliment

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    #3

    Re: Bros before Hos

    Anglika, thanks for your answer. Have a good day there.

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    #4

    Re: Bros before Hos

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    I would judge that "Ho" is more generally a derogatory term than not. However, it is also used to mean girlfriend or just "woman/women". Look at this link which indicates the wide ranging use of the word: Urban Dictionary: ho

    In the case of the T-shirts, I would say definitely not intended as a compliment
    It's also rapper's slang for a roadie/groupie/female side-kick I think - 'ma ho' or 'ma bitch'. Definitely not complimentary.


    As for 'bro', there seem to be a lot of definitions - ranging from specifically Lebanese, (in Australian slang), through specifically Maori (in NZ slang), to specifically white (US slang). This definition seems to be nearest to something that fits Barack Obama:

    Urban Dictionary: bro (no. 64!)


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    #5

    Re: Bros before Hos

    Bobk,

    Thank you for your supplement! You two are helpful. Have a good one.


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    Re: Bros before Hos

    bro
    Pronunciation: \`brohhhhhhh\
    Function: adjective, verb, pronoun, noun
    Date/Etymology: 3rd Century Lebanon

    1. Anyone the articulator is not related to
    2. Unknown males, with a group of attractive females, the articulator wishes to ingratiate himself with, in the hope of getting closer to said girls
    <eg hey bro, thats my brother on the left, he's hectic cuz>

    for more Aus-Lebanese/ghetto-black slang:
    modern dictionary

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    #7

    Re: Bros before Hos

    Unfortunately, in some segments of ghetto/thug culture, young males regard all females as nothing more than "hos" (whores); that is, they have no other real purpose in society other than to be used for sex. "Bros before Hos" means that the male should always consider, assist and protect a fellow man before he does the same for a female.

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    #8

    Re: Bros before Hos

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    It's also rapper's slang for a roadie/groupie/female side-kick I think - 'ma ho' or 'ma bitch'. Definitely not complimentary.


    As for 'bro', there seem to be a lot of definitions - ranging from specifically Lebanese, (in Australian slang), through specifically Maori (in NZ slang), to specifically white (US slang). This definition seems to be nearest to something that fits Barack Obama:

    Urban Dictionary: bro (no. 64!)


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    Bob,

    Please amplify your comment: This definition seems to be nearest to something that fits Barack Obama:

    Urban Dictionary: bro (no. 64!)

    How does Barack Obama fit into your reply?

    Cheers,
    Amigo

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