Origin of brill; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Cornish brilli, mackerel
nounpl. brill or brills
Origin of brillOrigin unknown.
- A type of flatfish, Scophthalmus rhombus.
Possibly from Cornish brilli (“brilli”), from brithelli, plural of brithel (“mackerel”), from brith (“spotted”)
(comparative more brill, superlative most brill)
Abbreviation of brilliant.
- A surname.