bris·​ling ˈbriz-liŋ How to pronounce brisling (audio) ˈbris- How to pronounce brisling (audio)

Word History


Norwegian brisling, from Low German bretling, from bret broad; akin to Old English brād broad

First Known Use

circa 1868, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of brisling was circa 1868

Dictionary Entries Near brisling

Cite this Entry

“Brisling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

More from Merriam-Webster on brisling

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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