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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
brownie points
▪ I’m not doing it just to get brownie points.
▪ Unless there are political brownie points from on high it is most unlikely you will receive assistance.
▪ I feel you almost get into a system of brownie points sometimes.
▪ It won brownie points, but had little practical result.
Cub/Brownie pack
▪ Although she lived a long way from the town, she seldom missed Brownie Pack Meeting.
▪ Brenda looked forward eagerly to the arrival of the Brownie Pack.
▪ Several schools also had a Wolf Cub pack, many of which excelled in sports meetings against other Wolf Cub packs.
▪ She also helped at a Brownie Pack and was a volunteer mini-bus driver for children with special needs.
▪ She was poor but proud, and the 1st Shadwell Brownie Pack had to be rather careful what they did for her.
get/score/earn Brownie points
get/win/score brownie points
▪ Gina has taken part in the carnival before, having been on the Ropley brownies float in the parade.
▪ In 1 hour, return and cut brownies to the desired size; 2-inch squares are recommended.
▪ Pam puts together holiday food baskets topped with her own special home-made brownies.
▪ Spread the frosting on the brownies in a thin coat, only enough to cover, and set aside to firm.
▪ Surely it's worth a brownie.
▪ Unless there are political brownie points from on high it is most unlikely you will receive assistance.
▪ Victory for the brownies in the trout war.
▪ What usually disappoints us about brownies?
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Brownie \Brown"ie\, n. [So called from its supposed tawny or swarthy color.] An imaginary good-natured spirit, who was supposed often to perform important services around the house by night, such as thrashing, churning, sweeping. [Scot.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"benevolent goblin supposed to haunt old farmhouses in Scotland," 1510s, diminutive of brown "a wee brown man" (see brown (adj.)). The name for the junior branch of the Girl Guides or Girl Scouts is 1916, in reference to uniform color. Brownie point (1963) is sometimes associated with Brownie in the Scouting sense but is perhaps rather from brown-nose.


n. 1 A small square piece of rich cake, usually made with chocolate. 2 (context folklore English) A mythical creature, a helpful elf who would do people's housework for them. 3 (context paganism English) A household spirit or revered ancestor. 4 (context Australia New Zealand colloquial English) A tall, long-necked beer bottle, made from brown coloured glass. 5 (context ethnic slur offensive English) A person of Arab, Indian or Hispanic descent. Also rarely used for a Native American or Pacific Islander.

  1. n. (folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievous [syn: elf, hob, gremlin, pixie, pixy, imp]

  2. square or bar of very rich chocolate cake usually with nuts

Brownie (camera)

Brownie is the name of a long-running popular series of simple and inexpensive cameras made by Eastman Kodak.

The Brownie camera, introduced in February 1900, invented low-cost photography by introducing the concept of the snapshot to the masses. The Brownie, was a very basic cardboard box camera with a simple meniscus lens that took 2 1/4-inch square pictures on 120 rollfilm. The Brownie camera was conceived and marketed for sales of Kodak roll films. Because of its simple controls and initial price of $1 along with the low price of Kodak roll film and processing, The Brownie camera achieved and surpassed its marketing goal.

The Brownie is among the most important cameras in history.

Brownie (Girl Guides)

A Brownie is a member of a Guiding organization for girls aged seven years old to ten years old. Exact age limits are slightly different in each organization.


Brownie, Browny or brownies may refer to:

Brownie (guitar)

Brownie was the affectionate name for a Fender Stratocaster that was used extensively by Eric Clapton during the early 1970s, most notably with Derek and the Dominos on their album Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs.

The guitar has an alder body, two-tone sunburst finish, a maple neck, skunk-stripe routing and black dot inlays. It was manufactured in 1956 and the serial number is 12073. Clapton purchased the guitar at London's Sound City while touring with Cream on 7 May 1967 for US$400 and used it for both concert and studio. The guitar appeared on his debut album Eric Clapton where it can be seen on the cover. Its most noteworthy usage can be heard on the Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs album also recorded in 1970. But after 1971, Brownie served as back-up for Clapton's main Fender Stratocaster, Blackie. At the 1969 Blind Faith concert in Hyde Park, London, Clapton played a Fender Custom Telecaster, which was fitted with Brownie's neck. Clapton preferred to buy a neck with a worn fretboard rather than a new one as he felt that a neck worn from playing had obviously been favoured by players, and was likely to play very well.

Brownie (folklore)

A brownie/brounie or urisk ( Lowland Scots) or brùnaidh, ùruisg, or gruagach ( Scottish Gaelic) is a legendary creature popular in folklore around Scotland and England (especially the north, though more commonly hobs have this role). It is the Scottish and Northern English counterpart of the Scandinavian tomte, the Slavic domovoi and the German Heinzelmännchen.

Usage examples of "brownie".

It was a snapshot taken with a Brownie 2A, and Brat had accepted it with a curiosity that was active but not urgent.

Being that the brownies were easily agitated, it would not bode well for his new bride to wake fully unenchanted to see thousands of savage creatures cavorting around her naked body.

Start with a thin-crust pizza, fried calamari with spicy lemon aioli, a cheese plate, or the signature fig and arugula salad, move on to braised pot roast with mashed potatoes and vegetables or mussels in a garlic, leek, and tarragon sauce with fries, and finish with a chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream.

Cassidy was down there, too, in a truck, no doubt waiting to give Bhagat a ride to the plane and win brownie points for being there and ready.

The Brownies were so called from their tawny colour, and the Fairies from their fairness.

She had, I suppose, the largest collection in the country of tales and songs, concerning devils, ghosts, fairies, brownies, witches, warlocks, spunkies, kelpies, elf-candles, dead-lights, wraiths, apparitions, cantraips, giants, enchanted towers, dragons, and other trumpery.

Instead, Brownie pulled me over to where none of the townies could hear us, with Squeezebox and Lorinda following.

It was a typical British summer fete, beginning with a procession through the streets of Woolton led by the twenty-five-piece-band of the Cheshire Yeomanry, followed by floats, Morris dancers, Scouts, Girl Guides, Brownies, Cubs and schoolchildren in fancy dress.

Halloween, a very important festival for brownies, by whom it was also called Mischief Night.

The watchful Brownies saw this kind deed, and brought him fresh flowers, and many things, which Thistle gratefully received, though he never knew it was his kindness to the vine that gained for him these pleasures.

He sketched a cross on his chest, then reached for the package of brownies and waved one under her nose.

Dougless set to work, putting potatoes and eggs on to boil, then starting on the cake, but she decided on chewy, pecan-filled brownies instead.

He finished off the plate of brownies, then, to her surprise, turned and put his head on her lap.

A bowl of milk, Bobby Walker had said: bread soaking in a bowl of milk for brownies, luck, and a clean kitchen.

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