[ broud ]

  1. having a brow of a specified kind (usually used in combination): a shaggy-browed brute.

Origin of browed

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at brow, -ed3 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use browed in a sentence

  • She stood thinking, her fine face, so open-browed and purely lined, frowning and distressed.

    Marriage la mode | Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • In swarms they arrived—black-browed, olive-skinned, chattering like apes.

    A German Pompadour | Marie Hay

British Dictionary definitions for -browed


  1. (in combination) having a brow or brows as specified: dark-browed

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