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  1. a cup, glass, or bowl full to the brim.
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Origin of brimmer

First recorded in 1645–55; brim1 + -er1
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Examples from the Web for brimmer

Historical Examples of brimmer

  • Brimmer nodded to them coolly, as if on 'Change, and made his way out of the theatre.

    The Crusade of the Excelsior

    Bret Harte

  • He stopped as he looked at Brimmer's cold face, and suddenly colored.

  • Mrs. Brimmer received the innuendo with invulnerable simplicity.

  • The fact is, Brimmer, I think of going with Keene on this expedition.

  • Brimmer turned at the same moment in no less interested absorption.

British Dictionary definitions for brimmer


  1. a vessel, such as a glass or bowl, filled to the brim
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