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Brahmin Syllabification: Brah·min
Pronunciation: /ˈbrämən/

Definition of Brahmin in English:


1 variant spelling of Brahman.
2US A socially or culturally superior person, especially a member of the upper classes from New England.
Example sentences
  • For me, it's the voice of the New England intellectual Brahmin (despite the fact that Carter was born in New York): patrician, witty, a pilgrim in the land of ideas.
  • Is the New Yorker part of the old pre-Roosevelt world of Brahmins and mavens?
  • Evans' commitment to Sacco and Vanzetti may be seen as the culmination of her evolution from Brahmin matron to social activist; however, the case had more complex implications for Evans.


Pronunciation: /bräˈminək(ə)l/
Brahmin (sense 1).
Example sentences
  • The Brahminical literary tradition regarding Ayodhya is essentially mythological and can't be proved or disproved by archaeology.
  • It will thus facilitate the take-over of the State by the Hindutva forces and the rapid metamorphosis of the Indian society in the Brahminical mould.
  • Little wonder, too, that the ‘lower’ castes have, over the centuries, flocked in droves to convert to Buddhism, Islam, Sikhism, and Christianity in order to escape from the shackles of the Brahminical system.
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