Brother Jonathan

Brother Jonathan
Brother Jonathan
[apparently first applied to New England militia besieging Boston by Brit soldiers evacuating the city (March, 1776)]
Historical the United States or its people: predecessor of Uncle Sam

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  • Brother Jonathan — est une figure allégorique conçue pour personnifier les États Unis dans leur ensemble aux premiers temps de l existence de la nation américaine. Dans les dessins politiques et les affiches patriotiques, Brother Jonathan était habituellement… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Brother Jonathan — Brother Broth er (br[u^][th] [ e]r), n.; pl. {Brothers} (br[u^][th] [ e]rz) or {Brethren} (br[e^][th] r[e^]n). See {Brethren}. [OE. brother, AS. br[=o][eth]or; akin to OS. brothar, D. broeder, OHG. pruodar, G. bruder, Icel. br[=o][eth]ir, Sw. &… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brother Jonathan — bezeichnet: Brother Jonathan (Schiff), einen 1851 in Dienst gestellten Raddampfer Brother Jonathan (Symbolfigur), eine amerikanische Symbolfigur Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeic …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Brother Jonathan — sobriquet for United States, 1816, often connected with Jonathan Trumbull (1740 1809) of Connecticut, called Brother Jonathan by George Washington, who often sought his advice, somehow in ref. to 2 Sam i:26 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Brother Jonathan — For the paddle steamer, see Brother Jonathan (steamer). Brother Jonathan as drawn by Thomas Nast Brother Jonathan was a fictional character created to personify the entire United States, in the early days of the country s existence. In editorial… …   Wikipedia

  • brother jonathan — ˌbrəthə(r)ˈjänəthən noun Usage: usually capitalized B&J Etymology: brother (I) + Jonathan (the name); probably from the frequent use of Old Testament given names among the English colonists in America chiefly Britain : a male native or resident… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Brother Jonathan — Brit. Archaic. a male native or resident of the United States. * * * …   Universalium

  • Brother Jonathan — British nickname for the United States and its citizens …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Brother Jonathan — government of the USA; typical American …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Brother Jonathan (Schiff) — Brother Jonathan Die Brother Jonathan nach ihrem Umbau 1861 p1 …   Deutsch Wikipedia