Brownie



a tiny, fanciful, good-natured brown elf who secretly helps at night with household chores.
a small, chewy, cakelike cookie, usually made with chocolate and containing nuts.
Australian. a bread with currants, baked in a camp oven.
(sometimes initial capital letter) a member of the junior division of the Girl Scouts or the Girl Guides, being a girl in the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade and usually between 6 and 8 years old.
Charles Brockden
[brok-duh n] /ˈbrɒk dən/ (Show IPA), 1771–1810, U.S. novelist.
Clifford (“Brownie”) 1930–56, U.S. jazz trumpeter.
Edmund Gerald, Jr (“Jerry”) born 1938, U.S. politician: governor of California 1975–83.
Herbert Charles, 1912–2004, U.S. chemist, born in England: Nobel Prize 1979.
James Nathaniel (“Jimmy”) born 1936, U.S. football player and actor.
John (“Old Brown of Osawatomie”) 1800–59, U.S. abolitionist: leader of the attack at Harpers Ferry, where he was captured, tried for treason, and hanged.
Margaret Wise, 1910–52, U.S. author noted for early-childhood books.
Olympia, 1835–1926, U.S. women’s-rights activist and Universalist minister: first American woman ordained by a major church.
Robert, 1773–1858, Scottish botanist.
Contemporary Examples

Obama’s Last Laugh Howard Kurtz October 27, 2010
May 30: 7 Best Moments From Sunday Talk The Daily Beast Video May 29, 2010
Farewell to My Father Griffin Dunne September 10, 2009
Bring Back Fighting Obama Paul Begala September 2, 2009
Nancy Pelosi’s Tireless Obamacare Push Vindicated by Supreme Court Ruling Eleanor Clift July 3, 2012

Historical Examples

The Galaxy Primes Edward Elmer Smith
The Tale of Timothy Turtle Arthur Scott Bailey
The Adventures of A Brownie Miss Mulock
The Galaxy Primes Edward Elmer Smith
Pee-Wee Harris Adrift Percy Keese Fitzhugh

noun
(in folklore) an elf said to do helpful work at night, esp household chores
a small square nutty chocolate cake
(Austral, history) a bread made with currants
noun
another name for Brownie Guide
trademark (formerly) a popular make of simple box camera
noun
any of various colours, such as those of wood or earth, produced by low intensity light in the wavelength range 620–585 nanometres
a dye or pigment producing these colours
brown cloth or clothing: dressed in brown
any of numerous mostly reddish-brown butterflies of the genera Maniola, Lasiommata, etc, such as M. jurtina (meadow brown): family Satyridae
adjective
of the colour brown
(of bread) made from a flour that has not been bleached or bolted, such as wheatmeal or wholemeal flour
deeply tanned or sunburnt
verb
to make (esp food as a result of cooking) brown or (esp of food) to become brown
noun
Sir Arthur Whitten (ˈwɪtən). 1886–1948, British aviator who with J.W. Alcock made the first flight across the Atlantic (1919)
Ford Madox. 1821–93, British painter, associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. His paintings include The Last of England (1865) and Work (1865)
George (Alfred), Lord George-Brown. 1914–85, British Labour politician; vice-chairman and deputy leader of the Labour party (1960–70); foreign secretary 1966–68
George Mackay. 1921–96, Scottish poet, novelist, and short-story writer. His works, which include the novels Greenvoe (1972) and Magnus (1973), reflect the history and culture of Orkney
(James) Gordon. born 1951, British Labour politician; Chancellor of the Exchequer (1997–2007); prime minister (2007–10)
Herbert Charles. 1912–2004, US chemist, who worked on the compounds of boron. Nobel prize for chemistry 1979
James. 1933–2006, US soul singer and songwriter, noted for his dynamic stage performances and for his commitment to Black rights
John. 1800–59, US abolitionist leader, hanged after leading an unsuccessful rebellion of slaves at Harper’s Ferry, Virginia
Lancelot, called Capability Brown. 1716–83, British landscape gardener
Michael (Stuart). born 1941, US physician: shared the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine (1985) for work on cholesterol
Robert. 1773–1858, Scottish botanist who was the first to observe the Brownian movement in fluids
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adj.
v.
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brown bagger
brown nose
brown study, in a

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