a woman or lady with a somewhat brown or dark skin
- becoming or having dark-colored skin and tresses compared with blond
- marked by dark or relatively dark pigmentation of hair or skin or eyes
- one with dark (brown) tresses
"dark-complexioned person," 1887, from French brunet, diminutive of brun "brown," that is from a Germanic origin (see brown (adj.)).
The brunet scientist leaned forward to hit the intercom button.