brownie

noun

brown·​ie ˈbrau̇-nē How to pronounce brownie (audio)
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
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Word History

Etymology

brown entry 1

First Known Use

circa 1500, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of brownie was circa 1500

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Cite this Entry

“Brownie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brownie. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

brownie

noun
brown·​ie ˈbrau̇-nē How to pronounce brownie (audio)
1
: a good-natured elf believed to perform helpful services at night
2
capitalized : a member of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America from six through eight years of age
3
: a small square or rectangle of rich usually chocolate cake often containing nuts

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