brunet

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

Definition of brunet 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

brunet

adjective
variants: or brunette

Definition of brunet (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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

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Synonyms & Antonyms for brunet

Synonyms: Adjective

dark, swarthy

Antonyms: Adjective

light

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Examples of brunet in a Sentence

Adjective

a brunette woman who favored dark red lipstick

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The first models, which were blond and brunet, flew off the shelves when they were released in 1959, despite warnings from her male colleagues that a doll with breasts would never sell. Lorraine Ali, latimes.com, "The creators of 'Tiny Shoulders: Rethinking Barbie' on remaking America's doll just before #MeToo," 27 Apr. 2018 Now, however, Niall is officially a full brunet, as proven by his appearance this week at an event in London. Eliza Thompson, Seventeen, "Niall Horan Finally Becomes the Brunette He Was Born to Be," 27 Jan. 2017 The women in his life run the gamut: blond, brunet, young, old, underdressed, undressed, sane and rather less so. Manohla Dargis, New York Times, "Movie Review: ‘My Golden Days’," 17 Mar. 2016

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First Known Use of brunet

Noun

circa 1539, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1709, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for brunet

Adjective

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

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The first known use of brunet was circa 1539

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More Definitions for brunet

brunet

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

Kids Definition of brunet

: 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.

Other Words from brunet

brunet or brunette noun

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