braw

[ braw, brah ]
/ brɔ, brɑ /
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adjective Scot. and North England.

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

Nearby words

  1. bravely,
  2. bravery,
  3. bravissimo,
  4. bravo,
  5. bravura,
  6. brawl,
  7. brawley,
  8. brawly,
  9. brawlys,
  10. brawn

Origin of braw

First recorded in 1555–65; variant of brave

Related formsbraw·ly, braw·lie, braw·lis, braw·lys [braw-lis, brah-] /ˈbrɔ lɪs, ˈbrɑ-/, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for braw

braw

/ (brɔː, brɑː) mainly Scot /

adjective

fine or excellent, esp in appearance or dress

pl n

best clothes
Derived Formsbrawly, adverb

Word Origin for braw

C16: Scottish variant of brave

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Word Origin and History for braw

braw

Scottish formation and pronunciation of brave.

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