[ braw, brah ]
/ brɔ, brɑ /

adjective Scot. and North England.

fine or fine-looking; excellent.
finely dressed; dressed in a splendid or gaudy fashion.

Origin of braw

First recorded in 1555–65; variant of brave

Related forms

braw·ly, braw·lie, braw·lis, braw·lys [braw-lis, brah-] /ˈbrɔ lɪs, ˈbrɑ-/, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for braw


/ (brɔː, brɑː) mainly Scot /


fine or excellent, esp in appearance or dress

pl n

best clothes

Derived Forms

brawly, adverb

Word Origin for braw

C16: Scottish variant of brave
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