brownie

noun
brown·​ie | \ ˈbrau̇-nē How to pronounce brownie (audio) \

Definition of brownie

1 : a legendary good-natured elf that performs helpful services at night
2 Brownie : a member of a program of the Girl Scouts for girls typically in the second and third grades in school
3 : a small square or rectangle of rich usually chocolate cake often containing nuts

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Examples of brownie in a Sentence

some people believe that brownies will clean your house if you leave them milk

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The cascade of horrors began with this lovely set of conjoined twins, with their creepy pet crows—an arrangement so Koons-like that the Falcones should feel no need to bake a welcoming batch of brownies when the Koons family does show. Kevin Conley, Town & Country, "Welcome to the Neighborhood, Jeff Koons!," 31 Oct. 2014 Tales of similar beings existed in other countries as well, including Scottish brownies and Russian Domovoy. Regina Hansen, WSJ, "The Ancient Magic of Elves," 21 Dec. 2018 Guests can choose from 27 teas and are served traditional sandwiches such as smoked salmon and cucumber with cream cheese; warm, buttery scones and brownies; and hazelnut and elderflower layered cake. Rosemary Mcclure, latimes.com, "Toast Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at one of London's finest afternoon teas," 13 May 2018 Daily, the bakery sells items like lemon-blueberry muffins, confetti sugar cookies, gluten-free brownies, and pie, by the slice or whole. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Batches bakery, in Third Ward, adds Sunday hours," 12 Apr. 2018 Flourless brownies and coconut macaroons typically freeze well and can be made in advance, as can the cheesecake recipe from Essen Bakery. Grace Dickinson, Philly.com, "How to prep your Passover Seder in advance," 20 Mar. 2018 Prairie Artisan Ales in Krebs, Okla., is holding about $500,000 worth of Oh! Fudge, a new chocolate stout made with brownies, according to owner Zach Prichard. Ruth Simon, WSJ, "Where Did All the Craft Beer Go? Government Shutdown Closes Tap on New Brews," 11 Jan. 2019 These bewitching brownies have a hint of espresso flavor and a cream cheese topping. Kate Merker, Country Living, "Black-Bottom Brownies," 21 Sep. 2018 Oil a 9-by-12-inch brownie tin on all sides and set aside. Julia Sherman, New York Times, "A Cookbook of Artists’ Creative Summer Desserts," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of brownie

circa 1500, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for brownie

brown entry 1

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brownie

noun

English Language Learners Definition of brownie

: a member of an organization of Girl Scouts or Girl Guides for girls ages 7 through 10
: a short, square piece of rich, chocolate cake that often contains nuts

brownie

noun
brown·​ie | \ ˈbrau̇-nē How to pronounce brownie (audio) \

Kids Definition of brownie

1 : a small square piece of chewy chocolate cake
2 capitalized : a member of a program of the Girl Scouts for girls in the first through third grades in school
3 : a cheerful elf believed to perform helpful services at night

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