brownie etymology

English word brownie comes from English brown, English -ie

Detailed word origin of brownie

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
brown English (eng) (obsolete) Gloomy.. (sometimes capitalized) Of or relating to any of various ethnic groups having dark pigmentation of the skin.. Having a brown colour. (cooking, transitive) To cook something until it becomes brown.. (demography, transitive, intransitive, slang, ethnic slur, usually, derogatory) To turn progressively more Middle Eastern, Hispanic or Latino, in the context of the population [...]
-ie English (eng) (occasionally, sometimes, derogatory) Forming nouns signifying the person associated with suffixed noun or verb.. Forming diminutive or affectionate forms of nouns or names.
brownie English (eng) (Australia, New Zealand, colloquial) A tall, long-necked beer bottle, made from brown coloured glass.. (culinary) A small square piece of rich cake, usually made with chocolate.. (ethnic slur, offensive) A person of Arab, Indian or Hispanic descent. Also rarely used for a Native American or Pacific Islander.. (folklore) A mythical creature, a helpful elf who would secretly do people's [...]

Words with the same origin as brownie

Descendants of brown
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Descendants of -ie
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