or Frère. A friar not in orders. (See Father.)
Brother (So-and-so). A fellow-barrister. Brother Benedict. A married man. (See Benedict.) Brother Birch. A fellow-school-master. Brother Blade. A fellow-soldier, properly; but now anyone of the same calling as yourself. Brother Brush. A fellow-painter.
Brother Bung. A fellow-tapster. Brother Buskin. A fellow-comedian or actor. A Brother Chip. A fellow-carpenter.
A Brother Clergyman. A fellow-clergyman. A Brother Crispin. A fellow-shoemaker.
A Brother Mason. A fellow-Freemason. A Brother Quill. A fellow-author.
A Brother Salt. A fellow-seaman or sailor. A Brother Shuttle. A fellow-weaver.
A Brother Stitch. A fellow-tailor. A Brother String. A fellow-violinist. A Brother Whip. A fellow coachman.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894