English Dictionary

Pioneers in dictionary publishing since 1819

brawn (brɔːn Pronunciation for brawn

Definitions

noun

  1. strong well-developed muscles
  2. physical strength, esp as opposed to intelligence
  3. (British) a seasoned jellied loaf made from the head and sometimes the feet of a pig or calf

Word Origin

C14: from Old French braon slice of meat, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German brāto, Old English brǣd flesh

Synonyms

View thesaurus entry
= muscle, might, power, strength, muscles, beef, flesh, vigour, robustness, muscularity, beefiness, brawniness

Comments

Log in to comment on this word.