Brother Jonathan

noun
Brother Jon·​a·​than | \ ˌbrət͟hə(r)ˈjänəthən \

Definition of Brother Jonathan

chiefly British
: the U.S. personified : the American nation or people also : a typical American

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History and Etymology for Brother Jonathan

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

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“Brother Jonathan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Brother%20Jonathan. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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