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brawny

[ braw-nee ]
/ ˈbrɔ ni /
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adjective, brawn·i·er, brawn·i·est.
muscular; strong.
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Origin of brawny

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at brawn, -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM brawny

brawn·i·ly, adverbbrawn·i·ness, nounun·brawn·y, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for brawny

brawny
/ (ˈbrɔːnɪ) /

adjective brawnier or brawniest
muscular and strong

Derived forms of brawny

brawnily, adverbbrawniness, noun
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Medical definitions for brawny

brawny
[ brônē ]

adj.
Strong and muscular.
Hardened; calloused.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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