adjective Scot. and North England.
Origin of braw
verb (used without object)
Origin of brawl
Examples from the Web for brawly
Eh, but ye're brawly dressed, my young man,' with a disproving look; 'I'm hopin' they duds are paid for.'Madame Midas|Fergus Hume
Ye needna pretend ye are sleepin', John, for brawly do I ken that ye hear every word.Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City|S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett
Just got the turn, as I was thinking to send to your honour, and I am brawly now again—it was nae great thing that ailed me.The Abbot|Sir Walter Scott
Gourlay began to curse at the size of Gibson's bill, but Cunning Johnny kenned the way to get round him brawly.The House with the Green Shutters|George Douglas Brown
Theres no a single mans trade that yere no brawly fitted for.The Half-Hearted|John Buchan
Word Origin for braw
Word Origin for brawl
late 14c., braulen "to cry out, scold, quarrel," probably related to Dutch brallen "to boast," or from French brailler "to shout noisily," frequentative of braire "to bray" (see bray (v.)). Meaning "quarrel, wrangle, squabble" is from early 15c. Related: Brawled; brawling.