Brother Jonathan

noun Brother Jon·a·than \ˌbrəthə(r)ˈjänəthən\

Definition of Brother Jonathan

chiefly British

  1. :  the U.S. personified :  the American nation or people; also :  a typical American

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Origin and Etymology of brother jonathan

1brother + Jonathan (the name); probably from the frequent use of Old Testament given names among the English colonists in America

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to criticize severely

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