(especially of a male) brunette.


a person, usually a male, with dark hair and, often, dark eyes and darkish or olive skin.

Origin of brunet

1885–90; < French, equivalent to brun brown + -et -et
Related formsbru·net·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for brunet

brunette, dusky, swarthy, tanned

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Word Origin and History for brunet

"dark-complexioned person," 1887, from French brunet, diminutive of brun "brown," which is from a Germanic source (see brown (adj.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper