- (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
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Examples from the Web for brunet
“We have to replace people every 15 minutes because it is so hot,” said Brunet.
Most of the 40 homes destroyed by the blast no longer exist, says Brunet, so finding remains is next to impossible.
“We are doing our best but we have to preserve the evidence,” said Brunet.
Some of the utility poles that were left standing “have a bizarre warped shape,” says Brunet.
Meanwhile, says Brunet, the police are launching a massive criminal probe into the explosion.‘It Was Like Hiroshima’: A Tour Through the Quebec Town Destroyed by a Runaway Train
July 15, 2013
The existence of this edition is doubted by Brunet, according to Vicaire.
Brunet as an "Inchruler," 26—his description of an Elzevir Cæsar, ib.
Elzevir Cæsar, Brunet's measurement of, 26—origin of its rarity, 66.
General Brunet will hardly be able to digest your hospitality, my Margot; but you may sleep.The Hour and the Man
Neither Brunet, nor Renouard, nor Qurard notice the edition of 1746.
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