brawn

noun \ ˈbrȯn \
|Updated on: 23 Jun 2018

Definition of brawn

1 a British : the flesh of a boar
2 a : full strong muscles
b : muscular strength

Examples of brawn in a Sentence

  1. an actor who is more famous for his brawn than for his talent

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Origin and Etymology of brawn

Middle English, from Anglo-French braon flesh, muscle, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English brǣd flesh


BRAWN Defined for English Language Learners

brawn

Definition of brawn for English Language Learners

  • : muscular strength


BRAWN Defined for Kids

brawn

noun \ ˈbrȯn \

Definition of brawn for Students

: muscular strength


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