braw [braw, brah] ExamplesWord Origin adjective Scot. and North England.
- fine or fine-looking; excellent.
- finely dressed; dressed in a splendid or gaudy fashion.
Origin of braw First recorded in 1555–65; variant ofRelated formsbraw·ly, braw·lie, braw·lis, braw·lys [braw-lis, brah-] /ˈbrɔ lɪs, ˈbrɑ-/, adverb Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for braw Historical Examples of braw
Yes, yes; but you’ll come now, like a brave fellow—’a braw chiel,’ you know.
To strike a lode and win a braw lass a’ in the day, ye may say.
There’s one here in a braw red cover with pictures of ships in it.
George A. Birmingham
They’re a braw set of men, and there’s many a gude Scotchman among them.
M. J. (Michael Joseph) Canavan
Nae, lassie; I’m going to tak’ him to a meeting in a braw kirk.
British Dictionary definitions for braw braw adjective
- fine or excellent, esp in appearance or dress
- best clothes
Derived Formsbrawly, adverbWord Origin for braw C16: Scottish variant of brave Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Word Origin and History for braw
Scottish formation and pronunciation of.
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