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 Top with whole graham crackers, breaking and piecing together edge to edge as needed to fully cover the brownie batter. Dana Holmes, CNN Underscored, "6 delish ways to make s’mores at home, no campfire required," 18 Sep. 2020 Chick-fil-A also added a brownie ($1.89) and a seasonal Mocha Cream Cold Brew ($2.89) to its menu this week. Mary Colurso |, al, "Chick-fil-A tests chicken sandwich with pimento cheese," 15 Sep. 2020 Over the weekend, the 34-year-old actress and new mom shared a photo of herself biting into a lactation brownie on her Instagram Story. Eric Todisco,, "New Mom Jodie Turner-Smith Jokingly Wonders If It's Possible to 'OD on Lactation Brownies'," 14 Sep. 2020 Seeing your peppermint brownie recipe in a janky online newspaper will not redistribute the world's wealth and power. Chris Colin, Wired, "News at 11: Kid Reporters Tackle the Coronavirus," 18 June 2020 For boxed brownie mix, pureed black beans can be used in place of butter or oil. USA Today, "Cooking during coronavirus? Best substitutes for recipe ingredients such as milk, eggs or oil," 2 June 2020 Breaking that down further, people across the world were seeking recipes for foods like banana bread, sourdough, pancakes and chocolate brownies. Jane Morice |, cleveland, "What the world wanted to know during coronavirus shutdowns: Most-searched Google trends," 3 June 2020 Tuck brownie pieces, candy bar pieces, and cookies in whipped topping. Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, "This Disney Recipe Has 5 Kinds of Ice Cream and a Whole Can of Whipped Cream — and It Looks Delicious," 27 May 2020 Build-your-own pizzas are $50 and include two par-baked pizza crusts with sauce, cheese and four toppings; Caesar or Mexican Caesar salad; and candy brownie or chocolate chip cookie cake. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, "D-FW restaurants offering takeout, dine-in meals for Mother’s Day," 4 May 2020

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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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Cite this Entry

“Brownie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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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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