I have come across brrr and brr - which is someone indicating that they are cold. So which spelling is correct? Or can you be REALLY cold - BRRRRRR! Interjections! Aha!

  • There's no real accepted spelling. It's not considered a 'word'. But both 'brr' and 'brrr' are used in print. Search for it and see which instances you like better. Extra r's beyond three is even more informal.
    – Mitch
    Commented Jul 11, 2023 at 11:59

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Collins Dictionary has:

brrr in British English

informal - an exclamation used to suggest shivering.

but other dictionaries suggest “brr”. I think there is no “correct” spelling and the more “r” you use the colder you feel.

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