What does Brownie mean?

Definitions for Brownie
ˈbraʊ nibrown·ie

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Brownie.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Brownienoun

    a junior Girl Scout

  2. elf, hob, gremlin, pixie, pixy, brownie, impnoun

    (folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievous

  3. brownienoun

    square or bar of very rich chocolate cake usually with nuts


  1. brownienoun

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

  2. brownienoun

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

  3. brownienoun

    A household spirit or revered ancestor.

  4. brownienoun

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

  5. Brownienoun

    A junior Girl Guide.

  6. Brownienoun

    A junior Girl Scout.

  7. Etymology: 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.


  1. brownie

    A brownie is a type of sweet dessert, usually rectangular and often coated with chocolate. It is made from a mixture that typically includes sugar, flour, butter, eggs, and chocolate or cocoa powder, then baked until it has a dense, fudgy texture. Variations may include additions like nuts, chocolate chips, or other flavorings. It is popular in the United States and is often served warm with ice cream.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Brownienoun

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Brownie

    brown′i, n. a kind of domestic spirit in the folklore of Scotland, represented as a good-humoured, drudging goblin, who attached himself to farmhouses, and occupied himself overnight in churning, thrashing corn, and the like. [Brown.]

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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. brownie

    The Polar bear, so called by the whalers. It is also a northern term for goblin.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Brownie is ranked #60196 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Brownie surname appeared 335 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Brownie.

    67.1% or 225 total occurrences were White.
    25.9% or 87 total occurrences were Black.
    3.2% or 11 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2% or 7 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Brownie in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Brownie in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Brownie in a Sentence

  1. Ashley Hooman:

    The Chocolate Brownie was the first one I tried, i absolutely fell in love with them.

  2. Duncan Clark:

    Tech entrepreneurs are seeking to burnish their party credentials, gain brownie points.

  3. Wayne Dolcefino:

    This is a manufactured crisis. The school board has actually created racial divisions that did not exist before, they tore apart neighborhoods to settle old historical scores to gain political brownie points. Congratulations.

  4. Brownie Wise:

    Life of the Party : The Remarkable Story of How Brownie Wise Built, and Lost, a Tupperware Part Empire, it was great marketing and the media ate it up.

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