Brahmin



Hinduism. Brahman (def 1).
(especially in New England) a person usually from an old, respected family who, because of wealth and social position, wields considerable social, economic, and political power.
a person who is intellectually or socially aloof.
of, relating to, or characteristic of a Brahmin:
the Brahmin attitudes of a true aristocrat.
Contemporary Examples

My Conversation with John Updike Barbara Probst Solomon January 28, 2009

Historical Examples

Charles Sumner; His Complete Works, Volume III (of 20) Charles Sumner
Moon Lore Timothy Harley
Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier James Inglis
India and the Indians Edward F. Elwin
The Book of the Damned Charles Fort
Dwellers in the Hills Melville Davisson Post
Appearances Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
At the Point of the Bayonet G. A. Henty
Curiosities of Olden Times S. Baring-Gould

noun (pl) -min, -mins
the older spelling of Brahman (sense 1)
(in the US) a highly intelligent or socially exclusive person, esp a member of one of the older New England families
an intellectual or social snob
n.

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