Brahmin

[ brah-min ]
/ ˈbrɑ mɪn /

noun, plural Brah·min, Brah·mins.

Hinduism. Brahman1 (def. 1).
(especially in New England) a person usually from an old, respected family who, because of wealth and social position, wields considerable social, economic, and political power.
a person who is intellectually or socially aloof.

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of a Brahmin: the Brahmin attitudes of a true aristocrat.

QUIZZES

BECOME A PRO CHEF WITH THIS EXQUISITE CUISINE QUIZ!

Even if you can't be a professional chef, you can at least talk like one with this vocabulary quiz.
Question 1 of 9
You may have read the word "simmer" in a recipe or two, but what does it really mean?

Origin of Brahmin

First recorded in 1475–85; variant of Brahman1

OTHER WORDS FROM Brahmin

Brah·min·ic [brah-min-ik], /brɑˈmɪn ɪk/, Brah·min·i·cal, adjectivenon-Brah·min·ic, adjectivenon-Brah·min·i·cal, adjectiveun-Brah·min·i·cal, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH Brahmin

Brahman, Brahmin
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for Brahmin

British Dictionary definitions for Brahmin

Brahmin
/ (ˈbrɑːmɪn) /

noun plural -min or -mins

the older spelling of Brahman (def. 1)
(in the US) a highly intelligent or socially exclusive person, esp a member of one of the older New England families
an intellectual or social snob

Derived forms of Brahmin

Brahminic or Brahminical, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012