‘Do I Look Like A Bro To You?’ NYPD Cop Gets Pissed After Being Called A ‘Bro’
The word “bro” has a cornucopia of various definitions and connotations.
There are negative overtones, such that are seen in the definition on Urban Dictionary:
Obnoxious partying males who are often seen at college parties. When they aren’t making an ass of themselves they usually just stand around holding a red plastic cup waiting for something exciting to happen so they can scream something that demonstrates how much they enjoy partying. Nearly everyone in a fraternity is a bro but there are also many bros who are not in a fraternity. They often wear a rugby shirt and a baseball cap. It is not uncommon for them to have spiked hair with frosted tips.
However, Urban Dictionary also defines “bro” in a positive light, “Friend; commonly used in greetings,” and “Close friends; buds; pals.” Dictionary.com defines “bro” as “a male friend or buddy.”
It appears that this police officer identifies the word “bro” in the derogatory manner and takes quite a bit of umbrage when a motorist calls him such.
During a traffic stop, a driver calls the NYPD cop a “bro,” and absolutely means no disrespect by it, but it quickly angers the officer.