- a Brahman (sense )
- a cultured person from a long-established upper-class family, esp. of New England, regarded as haughty or conservative
- also Brah·man A member of the highest of the four major castes of traditional Indian society, responsible for officiating at religious rites and studying and teaching the Vedas.
- A member of a cultural and social elite, especially of that formed by descendants of old New England families: a Boston Brahmin.
- Variant of Brahman
Origin of BrahminProbably alteration of Sanskrit brāhma&nlowdot;ah from brāhma&nlowdot;a- brahminic ; see Brahman .
- Brah·min′ic Brah·min′i·cal
- A Hindu priestly caste; one of the four varnas or social groups based on occupation in ancient Hindu society.
- One who has realized or attempts to realize Brahman, i.e. God or supreme knowledge.
- A scholar, teacher, priest, intellectual, researcher, scientist, knowledge-seeker, or knowledge worker.
- A social and cultural elite, especially in the New England region of the USA.
- A learned person of refined taste and mild manners.
Anglicised from Sanskrit ब्राह्मण (brā́hmaṇa).