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brunet

noun bru·net \ brü-ˈnet \
variants: or brunette

Definition of brunet

:a person having brown or black hair and often a relatively dark complexion spelled brunet when used of a boy or man and usually brunette when used of a girl or woman

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First Known Use of brunet

circa 1539


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brunet

adjective
variants: or brunette

Definition of brunet

:of a dark brown or black color
  • brunet hair
; also :having brunet hair
  • a brunet woman
spelled brunet when used of a boy or man and usually brunette when used of a girl or woman

Examples of brunet in a Sentence

  1. a brunette woman who favored dark red lipstick

Origin and Etymology of brunet

French brunet, masculine, brunette, feminine, brownish, from Old French, from brun brown, from Medieval Latin brunus, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German brūn brown

brunet Synonyms

Synonyms
black, dark (or brunette), swart, swarthy
Antonyms
light
Near Antonyms
ashen, ashy, pale, palish, pallid, pasty, peaked, peaky, sallow, wan

BRUNET Defined for Kids

brunet

adjective bru·net
variants: or brunette \brü-ˈnet\

Definition of brunet for Students

:having dark brown or black hair and dark eyes Hint: The word is usually spelled brunet when used of a boy or man and brunette when used of a girl or woman.

brunet

or brunette noun


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