brown·​ie | \ˈbrau̇-nē \

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

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Claire runs a bakery called Violet, which is located in East London but sells American-style treats cupcakes, brownies, and other pastries. Victoria Rodriguez, Seventeen, "Here's Everything We Know About Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Relationship So Far," 31 May 2018 There’s also caramel fudge brownie, white mint chip and Madagascar bourbon vanilla. Matthew Diebel, USA TODAY, "New Jersey farm launches ham-flavored ice cream," 3 May 2018 Fight the brownie urge and opt for healthy options as much as possible. Sarah Richards, Woman's Day, "Quiet Your Mind in Anxious Times With These Expert Tricks," 14 Aug. 2018 Pan-Asian dishes like baos and shabu shabu are served alongside healthy appetizers and not-so-heathly desserts (case in point: the fudgie fry pan brownie). Dylan Essertier, Condé Nast Traveler, "20 Best Bars in Dubai," 27 Feb. 2018 Police Chief Tressa Beltran told BuzzFeed that the police got a hold of three of the brownies, which Michigan State Police will test, and then charges will be considered. Suzannah Weiss, Teen Vogue, "Cheerleader Accused of Trading Marijuana-Laced Brownies for Homecoming Queen Votes," 4 Oct. 2018 The chocolate tart’s brownie-like texture was touched with smoke and the earthy kiss of beet-prune jam. Craig Laban,, "At Cadence, bold new culinary talents cook with the seasons," 1 June 2018 On Tuesday, May 8, visit any Häagen Dazs store between 4 and 8 p.m. and receive a free mini cone filled with a scoop of any of their ice cream flavors, like cookies and cream and banana chocolate brownie. Madison Roberts,, "Häagen Dazs Is Giving Away Free Ice Cream Tomorrow—Here's How to Get It," 7 May 2018 Keller's Ad Hoc restaurant in Yountville serves a delectable Peruvian chocolate pudding with dark chocolate brownie crumbs. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "Thomas Keller thinks he perfected chocolate by adding this unusual ingredient | The Sacramento Bee," 6 May 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of brownie

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 \

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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