brindled

play
adjective brin·dled \-dəld\

Definition of brindled

  1. :  having obscure dark streaks or flecks on a usually gray or tawny ground <a brindled cow>

Variants of brindled

or

brindle

Origin and Etymology of brindled

alteration of brinded


First Known Use: 1620


BRINDLED Defined for English Language Learners

brindled

play
adjective brin·dled \-dəld\

Definition of brindled for English Language Learners

  • : having faint dark streaks or spots on a gray or light brown background


BRINDLED Defined for Kids

brindled

play
adjective brin·dled \ˈbrin-dəld\

Definition of brindled for Students

  1. :  having dark streaks or spots on a gray or brownish background <a brindled cow>


Learn More about brindled


Seen and Heard

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

WORD OF THE DAY

a leading champion of a cause

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • fox-in-front-of-cabin-in-winter
  • The month of December comes from a Latin word that referred to which month of the year?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

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

TAKE THE QUIZ