brindle

[brin-dl]
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adjective
  1. brindled.

Origin of brindle

First recorded in 1670–80; back formation from brindled
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British Dictionary definitions for brindle

brindle

noun
  1. a brindled animal
  2. a brindled colouring

Word Origin for brindle

C17: back formation from brindled
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Word Origin and History for brindle
adj.

1670s; see brindled.

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