meaning of Brother Jonathan

Brother Jonathan meaning in Etymology Dictionary

sobriquet for "US," 1816, usually related to Jonathan Trumbull (1740-1809) of Connecticut, labeled as Brother Jonathan by George Washington, whom frequently desired his guidance, in some way in reference to 2 Sam i:26.

Sentence Examples with the word Brother Jonathan

If in his brother Jonathan it did not possess so brilliant a soldier, it had in him an astute diplomatist who knew how to exploit the internal troubles of Syria.

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