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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These rich brownies are topped with crunchy pecans with a hint of bourbon. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Derby Pie Brownies," 29 Apr. 2019 The best way to take your medicine is in brownie form. Marie Claire, "Welcome to the ABCs of CBD," 11 Apr. 2019 Bake until a toothpick inserted into center of brownies comes out with a few moist crumbs, about 30 minutes. Marie Claire, "You Can Put CBD in That: Chocolatey Peanut Butter Brownies," 19 Apr. 2019 The incidents involved such things as disputes over use of a swing set and tussles over brownies, or children hurling a half a banana or squirting toothpaste. Joaquin Palomino, San Francisco Chronicle, "Millions sought to stem arrests at California foster care shelters," 5 Apr. 2018 The gelato shop serves some seriously decadent flavors, including chocolate Belgian brownie, salted caramel, and toasted pecan. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "Hallmark's 'A Gingerbread Romance' Was Filmed in the Most Romantic City," 16 Dec. 2018 While her products don’t come with any specific guarantees, there are a number of glowing customer reviews of the brownies, cookies, and supplements, all from formerly anxious mothers thrilled to see a supply boost. E.j. Dickson, Vox, "Inside the mommy-friendly, scientifically sketchy world of breastfeeding supplements," 20 Dec. 2018 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

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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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