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ˈbraʊ niBrown·ie

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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

Wiktionary

  1. brownie(Noun)

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

    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.

  2. brownie(Noun)

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

    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.

  3. brownie(Noun)

    A household spirit or revered ancestor.

    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.

  4. brownie(Noun)

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

    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.

  5. Brownie(Noun)

    A junior Girl Guide.

    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.

  6. Brownie(Noun)

    A junior Girl Scout.

    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.

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

Freebase

  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.

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Numerology

  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. Duncan Clark:

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

  2. Ashley Hooman:

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

  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.

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