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 Che said a cannabis products and retail company recently claimed to have created the world's largest pot brownie, 850 pounds' worth. NBC News, 19 Dec. 2021 According to USA Today, the brownie was made using 1,344 eggs, 250 pounds of sugar, 212 pounds of butter, 5.3 pounds of vanilla extract, 81 pounds of flour, 2 pounds of baking powder, 3 pounds of salt and 122 pounds of cocoa powder. Natasha Dado,, 9 Dec. 2021 The brownie is staggering in its sheer size, weighing 850 pounds and containing 20,000 milligrams of THC. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, 9 Dec. 2021 But wait—what's the difference between a brownie and a blondie? Kate Merker, Good Housekeeping, 8 Oct. 2021 The newest Snickers innovation comes just a few months after the launch of Snickers Almond Brownie & Dark Chocolate Squares, which features an almond-brownie filling, a layer of caramel, and outer coating of dark chocolate. Dave Quinn,, 4 Oct. 2021 End with key lime pie or a chocolate toffee brownie with caramel, ice cream and toffee crumbles. Georgann Yara, The Arizona Republic, 13 Sep. 2021 The dinner will include Swiss steak, baked potato with sour cream and butter, slaw, green beans, roll and butter, and a brownie. Sam Boyer, cleveland, 27 Aug. 2021 These mailers at least appear to be a more appetizing, elevated version of those classic TV dinners, including steak, mashed potatoes and a brownie. Michael Schneider, Variety, 19 Aug. 2021

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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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23 Dec 2021

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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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