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

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 The Brownie Waffle Stick is a Belgian waffle baked around a brownie with white chocolate chips, served on a stick, dusted with powdered sugar and drizzled with chocolate syrup. Amy Schwabe, Journal Sentinel, 15 July 2022 The shop has several unique flavors, including Nutella brownie blast, purple moon, cream cheese, lemon blueberry and more. Evan Casey, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 31 May 2022 For another eggless brownie, try Chocolate, Red Bean and Rose Brownies, which include aquafaba. Washington Post, 19 Apr. 2022 Andrew's signature dish is pan-seared filet mignon with baked potato served with a s'more brownie as a dessert. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 17 Mar. 2022 The menu features pasta with homemade Bolognese sauce, Caesar salad and dinner roll prepared and donated by Salad Bar Glastonbury, and a chocolate brownie., 3 Mar. 2022 Pre-pandemic, the cafe was usually full during the week, noisy and buzzing with atmosphere as people socialized with each other while smoking a marijuana cigarette or eating a cannabis brownie. Isabelle Gerretsen, CNN, 19 Feb. 2022 But working with Disney definitely earned me some major brownie points with my kids; just getting to have my name up there on a Disney project definitely impressed them, which takes a lot to do. Lyndsey Havens, Billboard, 25 Jan. 2022 This brownie is high on the Guinness World Records list — the highest actually! Natasha Dado,, 9 Dec. 2021 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'brownie.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of brownie

circa 1500, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for brownie

brown entry 1

Buying Guide

Our Reviews team has selected the best microwaves.

Learn More About brownie

Time Traveler for brownie

Time Traveler

The first known use of brownie was circa 1500

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near brownie

Brownian motion


brownie point

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for brownie

Last Updated

1 Aug 2022

Cite this Entry

“Brownie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for brownie


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

More from Merriam-Webster on brownie Encyclopedia article about brownie


Test Your Vocabulary

Challenging Words You Should Know

  • hedgehog reading a book
  • Often used to describe “the march of time,” what does inexorable mean?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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