brainy

adjective
\ ˈbrā-nē How to pronounce brainy (audio) \
brainier; brainiest

Definition of brainy

: having or showing a well-developed intellect : intelligent

Other Words from brainy

braininess noun

Examples of brainy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And Maryland will get more than a brainy, slick-fielding shortstop who can smash the ball hard enough to knock over the L screen, but also a player with unbridled joy for the game and a desire to spread it. Dom Amore, Hartford Courant, 21 May 2022 One of the most amusing aspects of the movie — and of Swinton’s characteristically batty-brainy performance — is the swiftness with which Alithea gets used to having a 3,000-year-old djinn for company. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 20 May 2022 The 8,000-capacity Orion oozes classic charm and has a first-year lineup boasting big gets for Huntsville, a brainy market zooming with development and now the state’s most populous city. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, 16 May 2022 These strange mammals were not particularly brainy. New York Times, 31 Mar. 2022 Sam Richardson plays sweet, brainy Aniq, who has come to the reunion to connect with Zoe (Zoë Chao), his undeclared high school crush, recently separated from her oafish husband and classmate Brett (Ike Barinholtz), who wants her back. Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times, 27 Jan. 2022 Sam Richardson plays sweet, brainy Aniq, who has come to the reunion to connect with Zoe (Zoë Chao), his undeclared high school crush, recently separated from her oafish husband and classmate Brett (Ike Barinholtz), who wants her back. Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times, 27 Jan. 2022 But keeping these brainy and often bizarre animals in captivity — particularly octopuses — presents both ethical and logistical challenges. New York Times, 4 Apr. 2022 Sam Richardson plays sweet, brainy Aniq, who has come to the reunion to connect with Zoe (Zoë Chao), his undeclared high school crush, recently separated from her oafish husband and classmate Brett (Ike Barinholtz), who wants her back. Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times, 27 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of brainy

1845, in the meaning defined above

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25 May 2022

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“Brainy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brainy. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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brainy

adjective
\ ˈbrā-nē How to pronounce brainy (audio) \
brainier; brainiest

Kids Definition of brainy

: very smart

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