brownie

[ brou-nee ]
/ ˈbraʊ ni /

noun

a tiny, fanciful, good-natured brown elf who secretly helps at night with household chores.
a small, chewy, cakelike cookie, usually made with chocolate and containing nuts.
Australian. a bread with currants, baked in a camp oven.
(sometimes initial capital letter) a member of the junior division of the Girl Scouts or the Girl Guides, being a girl in the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade and usually between 6 and 8 years old.

Origin of brownie

1505–15; brown + -ie; in folkloric sense, orig. Scots

Definition for brownie (2 of 2)

Brown
[ broun ]
/ braʊn /

noun

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British Dictionary definitions for brownie (1 of 4)

brownie
/ (ˈbraʊnɪ) /

noun

(in folklore) an elf said to do helpful work at night, esp household chores
a small square nutty chocolate cake
Australian history a bread made with currants

Word Origin for brownie

C16: diminutive of brown (that is, a small brown man)

British Dictionary definitions for brownie (2 of 4)

Brownie
/ (ˈbraʊnɪ) /

noun

another name for Brownie Guide
trademark (formerly) a popular make of simple box camera

British Dictionary definitions for brownie (3 of 4)

brown
/ (braʊn) /

noun

adjective

verb

to make (esp food as a result of cooking) brown or (esp of food) to become brown

Derived forms of brown

brownish or browny, adjectivebrownness, noun

Word Origin for brown

Old English brūn; related to Old Norse brūnn, Old High German brūn, Greek phrunos toad, Sanskrit babhru reddish-brown

British Dictionary definitions for brownie (4 of 4)

Brown
/ (braʊn) /

noun

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Medicine definitions for brownie

Brown
[ broun ]
Michael Born 1941

American geneticist. He shared a 1985 Nobel Prize for discoveries related to cholesterol metabolism.
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Idioms and Phrases with brownie

brown

In addition to the idioms beginning with brown

  • brown bagger
  • browned off
  • brownie points
  • brown nose
  • brown study, in a

also see:

  • do up (brown)
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