brown belt


noun Martial Arts.

a brown cloth waistband conferred upon a participant in one of the martial arts, as judo or karate, to indicate an intermediate rank.
a person who has attained this rank.
the rank itself.Compare black belt(def 3), white belt.

Nearby words

  1. brown bag,
  2. brown bagger,
  3. brown bagging,
  4. brown bat,
  5. brown bear,
  6. brown bent,
  7. brown betty,
  8. brown bread,
  9. brown bullhead,
  10. brown butter

Origin of brown belt

First recorded in 1965–70

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