Origin of brindle
First recorded in 1670–80; back formation from brindled
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Examples from the Web for brindle
Brindle galloped through the yard, and out at the open gate.Paul Prescott's Charge
The brindle bulldog from Kennedy's farm had heard the unequal race.
The brindle bull capered about her as she slid through the wires.
Let me see, Terry; Brindle wore a bell round her neck, didn't she?The Hunters of the Ozark
Edward S. Ellis
When he awoke he asked for some gruel, and then he remembered Brindle Cow.Sandman's Goodnight Stories
Abbie Phillips Walker
- a brindled animal
- a brindled colouring
C17: back formation from brindled
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Word Origin and History for brindle
1670s; see brindled.
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