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brawn

Syllabification: brawn
Pronunciation: /brôn
 
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Definition of brawn in English:

noun

1Physical strength in contrast to intelligence: commando work required as much brain as brawn
More example sentences
  • Their strength and brawn have always put Tipp off a bit.
  • I suddenly saw these guys around me gaining this muscle, strength, and brawn.
  • On exams that measure brawn and physical aptitude, your score is not fixed - it can improve over time.
Synonyms
physical strength, muscle(s), burliness, huskiness, toughness, power, might;
vigor, punch
informal beef, beefiness
2British Meat from a pig’s or calf’s head that is cooked and pressed in a pot with jelly.
Example sentences
  • Medieval English pork recipes included pies, brawn, and little rissoles.
  • The principal part of the pig used to make Pork Brawn is the head.
  • If you hanker for a taste of the past and have time on your hands, try his take on the old traditional favourite of jellied brawn

Origin

Middle English: from Old French braon 'fleshy part of the leg', of Germanic origin; related to German Braten 'roast meat'.

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