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Entry from February 15, 2016
Algebro (algebra + bro)

An “algebro” (algebra + bro) is a friend (usually male) who likes math (usually algebra). The term was popularized by the 2008 videogame Math Kickers: Featuring the Algebros.  An Urban Dictionary definition of “algebro” was posted on April 21, 2009.

“Algebro” has been used in a longer joke. “If two boys are studying algebra, what do you call them? Algebros!” was cited on Twitter on December 7, 2012.  “What do you call friends who love math? algebros” was cited on Twitter on September 10, 2013.


WIRED
AUTHOR: CHRISKOHLER
08.31.08 12:25 PM
PAX: STRONG BAD AND THE MATH KICKERS
SEATTLE — THE second episode of Strong Bad’s Cool Game For Attractive People is down on the show floor at PAX (right when you walk in, actually), but I didn’t want to play it. I want to remain pure and unspoiled for its release next month.

That said, I did want to check out the second of the faux classic videogames that will be included in this episode. This one is called, to the best of my recollection, Math Kickers: Featuring the Algebros.

Urban Dictionary
algebro
A friend who is good at math, and who will let you copy his answers, because he’s a bro, and that’s what bros do for other bros Usually AZN.
“Yo, Chan Lee, what is a variable?”
“How about you just copy my answers.”
“Thanks Chan, way to be an algebro!”

by rawbroccoli April 21, 2009

Twitter
Memphis Fleek
‏@Brieyonce
algebra for algebros..lmao.
2:40 PM - 16 Jul 2009

Twitter
Lezzz
‏@Gordita_13
‘ Back in the day my mathlete team was called the Algebros’
11:54 AM - 6 Jul 2011

Twitter
Deepika Khosla
‏@WannabeAdLady
If two boys are studying algebra, what do you call them? Algebros! #kbye
11:49 PM - 7 Dec 2012

Twitter
Bern ♦ Falskhet
‏@BernNHK
drdavidbrinner: drdavidbrinner: drdavidbrinner: what do you call friends who love math? algebros shut the… http://tmblr.co/Z7RrWxuhQrC_
1:16 PM - 10 Sep 2013

Facebook
Cram.com
December 27, 2015 ·
What do you call friends who love math?
Algebros.

Twitter
Math Puns Daily
‏@fey_karl
Q: what do you call friends who love math?
A: algebros. #math #puns
9:33 PM - 8 Feb 2016

Twitter
Miss Lynch’s Class
‏@mramathletes
I use this term a lot: What do you call friends who love math? Algebros! Quiz today Mathletes! Let’s divide and conquer!
6:16 AM - 9 Feb 2016

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityEducation/Schools • Monday, February 15, 2016 • Permalink