noun, plural Brah·min, Brah·mins.
Origin of Brahmin
Examples from the Web for brahmins
First the Brahmins held on tightly to power, and then the Irish Catholics fought their way in.
Once a refuge for Brahmins looking to blow off steam, today the group is known for its campy puns and campier costumes.
Yet this time, a large number of victims belong to the swish set; the blasts have jolted these "Brahmins."
Hindus are guided by the race of Brahmins, who in turn are guided by no one.The Hearts of Men|H. Fielding
But perhaps the opposition of the Brahmins is less to be feared by the missionary than the popular veneration for caste.The Lives of the Saints, Volume II (of 16): February|Sabine Baring-Gould
One of the Brahmins brushed off the flies from the intelligent countenances of the gods.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
She left India with the curse of the Brahmins on her head, but returned as the idol of her people.Reminiscences|Hans Mattson
Perhaps the Brahmins became aware that any foul play would bring the English raj down upon them.Fifty-One Years of Victorian Life|Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey
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.