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The Collaborative International Dictionary

Birt \Birt\ (b[~e]rt), n. [OE. byrte; cf. F. bertonneau. Cf. Bret, Burt.] (Zo["o]l.) A fish of the turbot kind; the brill. [Written also burt, bret, or brut.] [Prov. Eng.]


brut \brut\ (br[=oo]t), a. [Fr. lit. rough.] very dry; -- used of wine or champagne. [PJC] ||

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"dry," 1891, used of wines, especially champagnes, from French brut (14c.), literally "raw, crude" (see brute).


a. (context of champagne English) (l en very) (l en dry), and not (l en sweet)


adj. (of champagne) extremely dry


Brut may refer to:

Brut (cologne)

Brut is the brand name for a line of men's grooming and fragrance products first launched in 1964 by Fabergé. The Brut line would grow to include aftershave, balms, and deodorant. Packaged in a green glass bottle with a silver-coloured medallion, it is still sold as of 2015.

Usage examples of "brut".

Draper lost his job, but got a payout which will keep him in Lambray Brut for another decade.

The smell of Brut still lingered in her basement bedroom as though some strange and exotic animal had slept there.

Especially that wicked scent of masculine power tinged with Brut aftershave.

These were: the theologian Khalyava, the philosopher Khoma Brut, and the rhetorician Tiberiy Gorobets.

Such was the night when the philosopher Khoma Brut galloped with an incomprehensible rider on his back.

Somewhere down deep in the dwindling recesses of my conscience a tiny voice was asking about the fates of the women and children inside Brut Adler.

Deirdre and I would be among the first casualties of the siege of Brut Adler.

I hated the dry bitter taste of the expensive Brut Miguel liked to impress his guests with.

On the table sat a bottle of Billecart-Salmon Brut, which Walker had ordered after Rae explained that she was waiting for Sam.

Then I could have had two bottles of brut, tipped the waiter with the ring and had the whole business off my bands.

Normally there would just have been talking and lots of laughing, from groups of people smelling of Brut and hair spray, the girls in sharply ironed blouses.

He popped the cork on a bottle of Cliquot Brut and the couple drank a toast to April and better weather.

After applying some Brut to the back of his hands and his neck, he gargled and rinsed his mouth with a vile tast-ing blue generic mouthwash.

Melvin Billups, a young man with a Brut addiction, had appeared at the door.

Then a couple of critics from the magazines -they thought the champagne was an inadequate brut, and where was Maurice Schofeld himself?