Braw
Braw Braw, a. [See {Brave}, a.] [Scot. & Prov. Eng.] 1. Well-dressed; handsome; smart; brave; -- used of persons or their clothing, etc.; as, a braw lad. ``A braw new gown.'' --Burns. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. Good; fine. ``A braw night.'' --Sir W. Scott. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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  • braw — braw; braw·ly; braw·lie; …   English syllables

  • braw — Scottish formation and pronunciation of BRAVE (Cf. brave) …   Etymology dictionary

  • braw — [brô, brä] adj. [< BRAVE] Scot. 1. well dressed 2. splendid …   English World dictionary

  • Braw — If something is “braw” it is excellent, as in the well worn music hall phrase “It s a braw, bricht, moonlicht nicht, the nicht”/ Braw is derived from “brave” …   Scottish slang

  • braw — brawly, brawlie, brawlis, brawlys /braw lis, brah /, adv. /braw, brah/, adj. Scot. and North Eng. 1. fine or fine looking; excellent. 2. finely dressed; dressed in a splendid or gaudy fashion. [1555 65; var. of BRAVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • braw — adjective ScotE 1 a braw woman is beautiful, especially because she is big and strong 2 braw weather is good …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • braw — [[t]brɔ, brɑ[/t]] adj. Chiefly Scot. 1) scot. excellent 2) scot. finely dressed • Etymology: 1555–65; var. of brave braw′ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • braw — /brɔ/ (say braw), /bra/ (say brah) adjective Scottish fine or fine looking; excellent. {variant of brave} …   Australian English dictionary

  • braw — adjective Etymology: modification of Middle French brave Date: circa 1565 1. chiefly Scottish good, fine 2. chiefly Scottish well dressed …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • braw — Synonyms and related words: Junoesque, advantageous, agreeable, amply endowed, auspicious, becoming, beneficial, benevolent, bon, bonny, brave, bravura, bueno, built, built for comfort, buxom, callipygian, callipygous, capital, chic, chichi,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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