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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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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