[ braw, brah ]

adjectiveScot. and North England.
  1. fine or fine-looking; excellent.

  2. finely dressed; dressed in a splendid or gaudy fashion.

Origin of braw

First recorded in 1555–65; variant of brave

Other words from braw

  • brawly, brawlie, braw·lis, braw·lys [braw-lis, brah-], /ˈbrɔ lɪs, ˈbrɑ-/, adverb

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How to use braw in a sentence

  • The new house is roofed; it will be a braw house, and what is better, I have my yearly bill in, and I find I can pay for it.

  • He's a braw Hoon an' A'm encouraged by the fine things that the baron said aboot ma poetry.

    Tam O' The Scoots | Edgar Wallace
  • An' if they canna mak' yer legs ower ye'll get a pair o' braw crutches that are the niest thing to gude legs.

    Greyfriars Bobby | Eleanor Atkinson
  • I've been deaved aboot 'im a' the day, but I haena seen the sonsie rascal nor the braw collar the Laird Provost gied 'im.

    Greyfriars Bobby | Eleanor Atkinson
  • He's sending in a cart by a groom, and I'm to tak' Bobby out and fetch him hame after a braw dinner on gowd plate.

    Greyfriars Bobby | Eleanor Atkinson

British Dictionary definitions for braw


/ (brɔː, brɑː) mainly Scot /

  1. fine or excellent, esp in appearance or dress

pl n
  1. best clothes

Origin of braw

C16: Scottish variant of brave

Derived forms of braw

  • brawly, adverb

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