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
Recent Examples on the Web Makes 16 bars Often described as the golden version of a brownie and sometimes called Blond Brownies or Butterscotch Brownies, Blondies are sweetened with light- or dark-brown sugar but do not include any melted chocolate or cocoa powder., 25 May 2021 In the current market the investors are pretty much all banks which get Community Reinvestment Act brownie points. Peter J Reilly, Forbes, 24 May 2021 My son kept saying no, no, but (the other boy) kept putting (the brownie) up to my son’s mouth. cleveland, 22 May 2021 While previously Fear’s Confections, which is a candy and brownie shop that also offers local coffees, teas and cookies, would open an adjoining door connected to Ice Cream Joy, Fear said due to the Lakewood AF layout that won’t work. John Benson, cleveland, 28 Apr. 2021 For dessert, order the Chocolate Dream brownie with chocolate mousse, whipped cream and chocolate sauce; or tiramisu. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, 29 Apr. 2021 Key lime pie, a lime bar brownie or a lemon-lime sorbet. Brian Framson, Rolling Stone, 26 Apr. 2021 Renewal Mill is making brownie mixes with okara flour in a collaboraton with Berkeley chocolate expert Alice Medrich. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 22 Apr. 2021 Need to go grab a glass of wine from the fridge or a pecan pie brownie from the kitchen? Kaitlyn Yarborough, Southern Living, 11 Mar. 2021

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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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The first known use of brownie was circa 1500

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2 Jun 2021

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“Brownie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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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


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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