Do you often find yourself in need of the perfect portmanbro – that is to say, a portmanteau created by combining an existing word with the word bro? If so, I present you with the bronomicon* – a lexicon containing a selection of perfect bro terms. A lesson in brocution, if you will. Please feel free to add your own brophemisms in the comments.
Bro-down – A type of bro folk dance, or an event that has many bros in attendance.
Bro-Choice, Bro-Life – Bros who value the lives and well-being of other bros over literally everything else.
Brocrastination – Avoiding work by engaging in aggressively bro-like activities, such as cat-calling or shot-gunning a beer.
Broetry – The style of poetry composed by bros. Defined by Monica Lita Storss as “a gorgeous male tribalism that reaches deep through shared history and experience, to a place beyond the snap of a hot August cross-breeze and tilted beers.” (via @meghanlbell)
Brofessional – a bro that has pupated into a Suit (via @MaraWritesStuff)
Brogrammers – Computer programming bros; often seen tweeting stupid shit about ethics in games journalism.
Brogressives, Brocialists and Manarchists – the keffiyeh and horned rim glasses wearing bros who like to get involved with any and all social justice movements, if by “get involved” you mean “try their damnedest to take over”
Brohemians – Trust fund bros slumming it in cheap incense-stinking apartments, smoking weed and writing bad prose. Brohemians are often (though not always) white dudes with dreadlocks. (via @JonahPMix)
Brojolais – A bro’s favourite wine (via @oytamarind)
Broletariat – The horde of working class bros; can be shortened to “broles.”
Broligarchy – A form of power structure in which power effectively rests with a small number of bros, most often distinguished by the power of their bro-ness. (via @theskyisblack)
Bro-magnon – An un-evolved bro. A brototype of a bro. (via @RonArsenault)
Bromance – A beautiful romance between bros; not necessarily sexual, often just a meeting of the bro minds.
Bromarillion – An extensive, gratingly pretentious narrative about the origin of bros. (via @nataliezed)
Bromosexual – A bro who is exclusively attracted to other bros, whether he’s willing to admit it or not.
Bropocalypse – When the bros finally bring about the end times. Think Walking Dead, but with less zombies and more bros. (via @quaintmagazine)
Bropossum – An opossum who also happens to be a bro. The “bro” is silent. (via @theschwasound)
Brotesque – An adjective often used to describe something both horrible and bro-like. (via @SofiaSamatar)
Brotocracy – A political philosophy which holds that power should be invested in individuals almost exclusively according to their bro-ness. For example, the indie literary scene is a total brotocracy.
Brotographer – A sensitive bro with an eye for composition. Spends all of his money on film equipment; will lecture you for hours about what lenses he uses to achieve various effects. Boring as fuck. (via @OpheliaInWaders)
Brotox – A term for the form of toxic masculinity experienced by bros. (via @thesuncannon)
Broverdose – When you’ve had to endure too many bros. (via @LadySnarksalot)
Higgs Broson – Otherwise known as the “bro particle,” it is the elementary particle that proves the existence of a bro. (via @mgpcoe)
MacBook Bro – The preferred computer of the bro nation. (via @bicyclecomics)
Mangst – A special kind of angst specific to the modern white male; widely believed by modern white males to be the worst, most gnawing type of anxiety. (via @macomeau)
Manlet and Brophelia
*The term bronomicon is via @aproposnothing