What does brunette mean?

brunette meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1660s, from French brunette (masc. brunet), from Old French brunet "brownish, brown-haired, dark-complexioned," fem. diminutive of brun "brown" (12c.), of West Germanic origin (see brown (adj.)). As a noun, "woman of a dark complexion," from 1710. The metathesized kind, Old French burnete, may be the way to obtain the surname Burnett. Burnete additionally ended up being used of a wool-dyed cloth of exceptional quality, initially dark brown.


brunette meaning in General Dictionary

marked by dark or reasonably dark coloration of hair or skin or eyes

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  • you with dark (brown) locks
  • a lady or girl with a somewhat brown or dark skin.
  • Having a dark tint.

brunette - German to English

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  • brunet [Am.] [woman]
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brunette - French to English

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brunette meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) A girl or girl with a somewhat brown or dark complexion.

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  • (a.) Having a dark tint.

Sentence Examples with the word brunette

The brunette waved in return and led her through the small town to a boardwalk lining the wide, slow-moving Mississippi River.

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