Definitions for Brownieˈbraʊ ni

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

brown•ieˈbraʊ ni(n.)

  1. a good-natured elf who secretly helps at night with household chores.

    Category: Mythology

  2. a square piece of dense, chewy cake, usu. chocolate with nuts.

    Category: Cooking

  3. (sometimes cap.) a member of the division of the Girl Scouts or the Girl Guides for girls 6–8 years old.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of brownie:

1505–15; brown+ -ie ; in folkloric sense, orig. Scots

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Brownie(noun)

    a junior Girl Scout

  2. elf, hob, gremlin, pixie, pixy, brownie, imp(noun)

    (folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievous

  3. brownie(noun)

    square or bar of very rich chocolate cake usually with nuts

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. brownie(noun)ˈbraʊ ni

    a small square chocolate cake


  1. brownie(Noun)

    A small square piece of rich cake, usually made with chocolate.

  2. brownie(Noun)

    A mythical creature, a helpful elf who would do peopleu2032s housework for them.

  3. brownie(Noun)

    A household spirit or revered ancestor.

  4. brownie(Noun)

    A tall, long-necked beer bottle, made from brown coloured glass.

  5. Brownie(Noun)

    A junior Girl Guide.

  6. Brownie(Noun)

    A junior Girl Scout.

  7. Origin: From the story "The Brownies" by Juliana Horatia Ewing, written in 1870. In the story two children, Tommy and Betty, learn that children can be helpful brownies or lazy boggarts.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Brownie(noun)

    an imaginary good-natured spirit, who was supposed often to perform important services around the house by night, such as thrashing, churning, sweeping


  1. Brownie

    A brownie/brounie or urisk or brùnaidh, ùruisg, or gruagach is a legendary creature popular in folklore around Scotland and England. It is the Scottish and Northern English counterpart of the Scandinavian tomte, the Slavic domovoi and the German Heinzelmännchen.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Brownie

    a good-natured household elf, believed in Scotland to render obliging services to good housewives, and his presence an evidence that the internal economies were approved of, as he favoured good husbandry, and was partial to houses where it was observed.

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(with capital

short for Brownie Guide ) a junior Girl Guide.

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