[ brawn ]
/ brɔn /


strong, well-developed muscles.
muscular strength.
Chiefly British.
  1. a boar's or swine's flesh, especially when boiled and pickled.
  2. headcheese.

Origin of brawn

1275–1325; Middle English brawne < Old French braon slice of flesh (Provençal bradon) < Germanic; compare German Braten joint of meat, akin to Old English brǣd flesh Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for brawn


/ (brɔːn) /


strong well-developed muscles
physical strength, esp as opposed to intelligence
British a seasoned jellied loaf made from the head and sometimes the feet of a pig or calf

Word Origin for brawn

C14: from Old French braon slice of meat, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German brāto, Old English brǣd flesh
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