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brunet

[broo-net]
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adjective
  1. (especially of a male) brunette.
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noun
  1. a person, usually a male, with dark hair and, often, dark eyes and darkish or olive skin.
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Origin of brunet

1885–90; < French, equivalent to brun brown + -et -et
Related formsbru·net·ness, noun
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Word Origin and History for brunet

n.

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

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