\ ˈbrȯ-nē How to pronounce brawny (audio) \
brawnier; brawniest

Definition of brawny

1 : muscular also : strong, powerful
2 : being swollen and hard a brawny infected foot

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Other Words from brawny

brawnily \ ˈbrȯ-​nə-​lē How to pronounce brawny (audio) \ adverb
brawniness \ ˈbrȯ-​nē-​nəs How to pronounce brawny (audio) \ noun

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Examples of brawny in a Sentence

the store manager always asked the brawniest person there to do the heavy lifting brawny arms that weren't developed in the gym but by years of work in the construction business
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First Known Use of brawny

1581, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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19 Apr 2021

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“Brawny.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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More Definitions for brawny


\ ˈbrȯ-nē How to pronounce brawny (audio) \
brawnier; brawniest

Kids Definition of brawny

: having large strong muscles a brawny athlete


\ ˈbrȯ-nē How to pronounce brawny (audio) \
brawnier; brawniest

Medical Definition of brawny

: being swollen and hard a brawny infected foot

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