brin·​dle | \ ˈbrin-dᵊl How to pronounce brindle (audio) \

Definition of brindle

1 : a brindled color
2 : a brindled animal

Examples of brindle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Police said someone reported finding the brindle pit bull about 8 a.m. Monday in the 2300 block of Harding Street, near Slater Street. Tom Steele, Dallas News, "Dog severely wounded with ‘arrow-type object’ in South Dallas, police say," 7 July 2020 It was described as a brindle pit bull mix, around 6 to 9 months old. Fox News, "Dead dog abandoned in New Jersey woods inside crate prompts police search for owner," 5 Feb. 2020 The 11-year-old brindle boxer trotted out of the winery, bottles tucked into each pocket of his harness-like vest. Washington Post, "Delivery by dog: A new way to get wine and groceries in the age of social distancing," 7 Apr. 2020 This sweet 6-year-old brindle Boxer definitely has a lot more to smile about these days after receiving medical treatment for his wounds in the Arizona Humane Society’s Second Chance Animal Trauma Hospital™ for more than a month. Katherine Fritcke, azcentral, "Ludo and more pets up for adoption in Phoenix-area shelters this week," 6 Dec. 2019 Meet Lana, 3, a gorgeous, healthy 50 pound brindle adorabull adoptabull dog who has waited almost three months for her forever family to find her. Peggy Calhoun, idahostatesman, "Canyon County Pet of the Week: Lana," 8 July 2018 Monica Galetti | Mere, London Monica Galetti, best known as a judge on MasterChef: The Professionals, owns two dogs: Fynn, a three-year-old brindle Boxer; and Cole, a French Bulldog pup. Fortune, "'He Can Spot Anything Cheap.' How Top Chefs Spoil Their Dogs," 23 June 2018 At that time, Valentine’s champion was a three-year-old red brindle named Carpo who was harnessed up to the jenny—what Curro had christened the Carousel of Death. Chicago Tribune,, "Algren Award runner-up: "Am I Not Your Animal" by Matt Jones," 2 June 2018 Gus is 3 years old, weighs about 60 pounds, is white- and brindle-colored, is neutered and was last seen wearing a royal blue invisible fence collar. Justin L. Mack, Indianapolis Star, "'We are praying for everyone': Family of Gus the bulldog theft suspect offers apology," 18 Apr. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'brindle.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of brindle

1696, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for brindle

brindle, adjective

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about brindle

Time Traveler for brindle

Time Traveler

The first known use of brindle was in 1696

See more words from the same year

Statistics for brindle

Last Updated

23 Jul 2020

Cite this Entry

“Brindle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

Comments on brindle

What made you want to look up brindle? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt painting a young scholar and his tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?


Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!