Brownie point

noun Informal.

a credit toward advancement or good standing gained especially by currying favor.

Origin of Brownie point

First recorded in 1960–65; from the point system based on good behavior and performance used by Brownies for advancement Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for brownie point

credibility, credit, kudos, plaudits, praise, notability

British Dictionary definitions for brownie point

Brownie point


a notional mark to one's credit earned for being seen to do the right thing

Word Origin for Brownie point

C20: from the mistaken notion that Brownie Guides earn points for good deeds
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