brawny

adjective \ ˈbrȯ-nē \

Definition of brawny

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

brawnily

play \-nə-lē\ adverb

brawniness

play \-nē-nəs\ noun

Examples of brawny in a Sentence

  1. the store manager always asked the brawniest person there to do the heavy lifting

  2. 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


BRAWNY Defined for Kids

brawny

adjective \ ˈbrȯ-nē \

Definition of brawny for Students

brawnier; brawniest
:having large strong muscles a brawny athlete

Medical Dictionary

brawny

adjective \ ˈbrȯ-nē \

medical Definition of brawny

brawnier; brawniest
:being swollen and hard
  • a brawny infected foot


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