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brownie

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noun brown·ie \ˈbrau̇-nē\

Simple Definition of brownie

  • Brownie : a member of an organization of Girl Scouts or Girl Guides for girls ages 7 through 10

  • : a short, square piece of rich, chocolate cake that often contains nuts

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of brownie

  1. 1 :  a legendary good-natured elf that performs helpful services at night

  2. 2 capitalized :  a member of a program of the Girl Scouts for girls in the first through third grades in school

  3. 3 :  a small square or rectangle of rich usually chocolate cake often containing nuts

Examples of brownie in a sentence

  1. <some people believe that brownies will clean your house if you leave them milk>



Origin of brownie

1brown


First Known Use: circa 1500

Rhymes with brownie



BROWNIE Defined for Kids

brownie

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noun brown·ie \ˈbrau̇-nē\

Definition of brownie for Students

  1. 1 :  a small square piece of chewy chocolate cake

  2. 2 cap :  a member of a program of the Girl Scouts for girls in the first through third grades in school

  3. 3 :  a cheerful elf believed to perform helpful services at night




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