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

Definition of brawny

2 : being swollen and hard a brawny infected foot

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brawnily \ ˈbrȯ-​nə-​lē How to pronounce brawnily (audio) \ adverb
brawniness \ ˈbrȯ-​nē-​nəs How to pronounce brawniness (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
Recent Examples on the Web Even during the dust and grit of construction, its brawny presence spoke much about the football program’s vitality and sense of purpose. Michael Dumas, al, "South Alabama finally has a stadium to call its own," 6 Sep. 2020 Pork, with its brawny, rich flavor, is my favorite, with dark meat turkey or chicken as close runners-up. Melissa Clark, New York Times, "A Lighter, Brighter Meatball," 28 Aug. 2020 There’s spicy Cabernet Franc, brawny Petite Verdot and a couple of monolithic Malbecs. Esther Mobley,, "Trinchero: Sutter Home grown up," 17 Jan. 2018 Its 295 pound-feet of torque boil up at 1550 rpm, helping the 2.0-liter feel brawny off the line. Ezra Dyer, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2021 Toyota Supra 2.0 Brings Performance and Value," 21 Aug. 2020 That is, for some diseases, our immune systems can make brawny antibodies that can completely prevent reinfection. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "FDA: Makers of coronavirus antibody tests must now show tests actually work," 5 May 2020 He was shaken awake by the brawny tattooed arms of Russian Paul, whose particular special table this was; in exchange for guarding it for him, Russian Paul agreed to give him $2 a day to buy more falafel, at least. The Economist, "The throw of the dice Falafel died on February 14th," 19 Mar. 2020 Some have compared him to Derwin James, the Chargers’ 6-2, 215-pound All-Pro safety, while noting that Simmons is faster, taller and significantly brawnier. Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times, "NFL draft gem: Clemson’s Isaiah Simmons can tackle any position on defense," 9 Apr. 2020 Astros ace Justin Verlander would be unavailable to make a third straight opening day start, but a brawny batting order promised more than enough support against starter Andrew Heaney. Chandler Rome,, "For Astros, an opening day with other healing powers," 26 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of brawny

1581, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of brawny was in 1581

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21 Sep 2020

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“Brawny.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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\ 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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