brindle

[ brin-dl ]
/ ˈbrɪn dl /

noun

a brindled coloring.
a brindled animal.

adjective


Nearby words

  1. brimmer,
  2. brimming,
  3. brimstone,
  4. brinded,
  5. brindisi,
  6. brindled,
  7. brindley,
  8. brine,
  9. brine shrimp,
  10. brinell hardness number

Origin of brindle

First recorded in 1670–80; back formation from brindled

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British Dictionary definitions for brindle

brindle

/ (ˈbrɪndəl) /

noun

a brindled animal
a brindled colouring

Word Origin for brindle

C17: back formation from brindled

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Word Origin and History for brindle

brindle

adj.

1670s; see brindled.

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