Brother-jonathan definition

(historical, person, place, proper) The United States or its people personified: predecessor of Uncle Sam.
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The national personification and emblem of New England. He is also an allegory of capitalism and transcendent aspirations.
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Origin of brother-jonathan

  • Said to have originated from George Washington referring to the patriotic Jonathan Trumbull, governor of Connecticut, by this name.

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