brownie point

noun

often capitalized B
: a credit regarded as earned especially by currying favor (as with a superior)

Examples of brownie point in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These charming confections will only be around from Friday through Sunday, so dough-nut miss your opportunity to earn a few brownie points with the patriarch. Abigail Wilt, Southern Living, 11 June 2024 Bragging about how your only goals are to clock in and clock only out won’t win you any brownie points. Keyaira Boone, Essence, 18 Apr. 2024 Ever After benefits from cinematography, set design, and a cast that winks only when absolutely necessary (plus extra brownie points for being blessedly uncomplicated). Declan Gallagher, EW.com, 29 Feb. 2024 Winter Soldier gets automatic street cred for including the Three Days of the Condor star himself, Robert Redford, and brownie points for an espionage plot reminiscent of the paranoia in those decades-old thrillers. Gwen Ihnat, EW.com, 28 Apr. 2023 Forget socks and yet another book that won’t be read, skincare is the new stocking stuffer that will for sure earn you extra brownie points, and here are 13 top skincare picks for those cooler winter months coming up. Angela Lei, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 This shirt also gets brownie points for its relaxed fit that still has some flattering shape to it. Jennifer Hussein, Allure, 13 June 2023 Getting Robert De Niro to play your dad should earn major brownie points with the paterfamilias. Odie Henderson, BostonGlobe.com, 24 May 2023 In any case, this formula gets major brownie points for not leaving behind a greasy residue on the skin. Michelle Rostamian, Peoplemag, 14 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of brownie point was in 1951

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“Brownie point.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brownie%20point. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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