noun, plural Brah·min, Brah·mins.
Origin of Brahmin
Examples from the Web for brahmin
I didn't realize that in part they were an engine for perpetuating the Brahmin class of New England.
The moment he was out he sprang on the Brahmin, and was about to eat him up.Stories to Tell Children|Sara Cone Bryant
The Brahmin officials were all smiles and affability to me, saying what an excellent act of charity the Patel was performing.India and the Indians|Edward F. Elwin
The Shastras teach that a gift to a Brahmin is of incalculable value to the giver.Reminiscences|Hans Mattson
The miller's wife loses her head; the Brahmin runs wildly on all sides, begging to be concealed.The House of the Dead or Prison Life in Siberia|Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Buddhist world and the Brahmin world were closed, and the millions of the Mohammedan world were practically untouched.The Call of the World|W. E. Doughty
noun plural -min or -mins
"member of Boston's upper class," 1823, figurative use of Brahman "member of the highest priestly Hindu caste," late 15c., from Sanskrit brahmana-s, from brahman- "prayer," also "the universal soul, the Absolute," of uncertain origin. Related to Brahma.