or Frère. A friar not in orders. (See Father.)
(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-tapster. Brother Buskin.
A fellow-comedian or actor. A Brother Chip.
A Brother Clergyman.
A fellow-clergyman. A Brother Crispin.
A Brother Mason.
A fellow-Freemason. A Brother Quill.
A Brother Salt.
A fellow-seaman or sailor. A Brother Shuttle.
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