Origin of brunette
Examples from the Web for brunette
In April, the 19-year-old brunette in an emerald gown was crowned Miss Honduras.
Whether we are fat, skinny, tall, short, blonde, or brunette, should not define us as women.Plus-Size Model, Jennifer Maitland: Get Over the Word ‘Fat’|Jennifer Maitland|May 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The tabloid battle between the sweet blonde and the brunette vixen played out like an issue of Betty and Veronica on crack.Real-Life Couples on Screen: Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, Brangelina, and More|Amy Zimmerman|May 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There was Blondie on has right and a lovely Italianate brunette on the other side.The Strange and Mysterious Death of Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis|Richard Ben Cramer|January 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A pretty girl with brunette hair, Dima sits curled up in an apartment in Midyat with her mother and her 16-year-old sister, Marie.Syria’s Christians Flee Kidnappings, Rape, Executions|Jamie Dettmer|November 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Presently we entered a large room, at one end of which sat a very pretty Parisian brunette, who bade me a gracious welcome.
She was rather tall and slender but well built, a brunette, and about twenty-two years old.Journeys and Experiences in Argentina, Paraguay, and Chile|Henry Stephens
In Germany and Austria this brunette tendency is likewise strongly emphasized.
And think of the moment when it is to be decided once and forever which it is to be—Blonde or Brunette!This Giddy Globe|Oliver Herford
Brunette saw that her wicked heart prevented her from being happy and she commenced trying to correct her faults.Old French Fairy Tales|Comtesse de Sgur
British Dictionary definitions for brunette
adjective Also: brunet
Word Origin for brunette
Word Origin and History for brunette
1660s, from French brunette (masc. brunet), from Old French brunet "brownish, brown-haired, dark-complexioned," fem. diminutive of brun "brown" (12c.), of West Germanic origin (see brown (adj.)). As a noun, "woman of a dark complexion," from 1710. The metathesized form, Old French burnete, is the source of the surname Burnett. Burnete also was used of a wool-dyed cloth of superior quality, originally dark brown.