Brownie pointBrownie point
approval, facetiously regarded as a unit of credit, that is gained, as from a superior, for a relatively unimportant act
Origin of Brownie point; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps the notion that merit points are awarded to Brownie Girl Scouts
also brownie point
An amount of credit considered as earned, especially by favorably impressing a superior.
Origin of Brownie pointFrom the practice of awarding points for achievement to Brownies in the Girl Scouts.
(plural brownie points)
- Alternative spelling of Brownie point.