He excoriated "Scooter Libby justice, and brownie incompetence, and Karl Rove politics."
Obama stepped in it by echoing W.'s praise for brownie, saying Larry Summers had done "a heck of a job."
In what might just become their “brownie, you're doing a heckuva job!”
Every e-mail, letter, brownie, and sandwich sent from William Poll has been deeply appreciated.
She and her staff later celebrated with brownie bites and cake from Costco (not paid for at taxpayer expense, an aide points out).
So if you and brownie, Jim, will 'port whatever you need out of the Pleiades, we'll be on our way.
I slept ill, and when I rose I found the door of 'brownie's' den open.
The children could not explain, especially to a brownie; but they thought they understood—anyhow, they felt it.
Entering in, I saw that 'brownie' had got up and the window was closed.
brownie was about to whisper his disapproval of this to Townsend but Townsend cut him short.
"benevolent goblin supposed to haunt old farmhouses in Scotland," 1510s, diminutive of brown "a wee brown man" (see brown (adj.)). The name for the junior branch of the Girl Guides or Girl Scouts is 1916, in reference to uniform color. Brownie point (1963) is sometimes associated with Brownie in the Scouting sense but is perhaps rather from brown-nose.
Old English brun "dark, dusky," developing a definite color sense only 13c., from Proto-Germanic *brunaz (cf. Old Norse brunn, Danish brun, Old Frisian and Old High German brun, Dutch bruin, German braun), from PIE *bher- (3) "shining, brown" (cf. Lithuanian beras "brown"), related to *bheros "dark animal" (cf. beaver, bear (n.), and Greek phrynos "toad," literally "the brown animal").
The Old English word also had a sense of "brightness, shining," preserved only in burnish. The Germanic word was adopted into Romanic (e.g. Middle Latin brunus, Italian and Spanish bruno, French brun). Brown Bess, slang name for old British Army flintlock musket, first recorded 1785.
c.1300, "to become brown," from brown (adj.). From 1560s as "to make brown." Related: Browned; browning.
"brown color," c.1600, from brown (adj.).
Brown (broun), Michael. Born 1941.
American geneticist. He shared a 1985 Nobel Prize for discoveries related to cholesterol metabolism.
[WWII armed forces; fr the color of feces]
A traffic-control and parking-violation officer
[1980s+; fr the color of the uniform]
Opposed to environmental preservation and restoration •The opposite of green: The chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers is judged brown, rather than green, on the issue of timetables for climate control (1990s+)
also brown-hole To do anal intercourse; bugger, bunghole (1930s+)