Brill

[bril]

noun

A(braham) A(rden),1874–1948, U.S. psychoanalyst and author, born in Austria.

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British Dictionary definitions for a a brill

brill

1

noun plural brill or brills

a European food fish, Scophthalmus rhombus, a flatfish similar to the turbot but lacking tubercles on the body: family Bothidae

Word Origin for brill

C15: probably from Cornish brӯthel mackerel, from Old Cornish brӯth speckled; related to Welsh brith spotted

brill

2

adjective

British slang excellent or wonderful

Word Origin for brill

C20 shortened form of brilliant
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Word Origin and History for a a brill

brill

n.

kind of flat fish, late 15c., of unknown origin.

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