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Definition of "brawny" []

  • Strong and muscular. See Synonyms at muscular. (adjective)
  • Hardened; calloused. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "brawny" in a sentence
  • "The Granite has what I would call a brawny look to it with muscular shoulders, a wide mouth of a grill, and an interior that conveys a solidness in tri-tone color."
  • "Today's idealized man, dare I say, appears less "brawny" and more beautiful, like the typical glowing female we are accustomed to seeing in magazines."
  • "Chrysler is also planning to insert its truck advertisements in or around "brawny" shows like "Ice Road Truckers.""