Brownie pointBrownie point
[alsob- p-] approval, facetiously regarded as a unit of credit, that is gained, as from a superior, for a relatively unimportant act
Origin of Brownie pointfrom 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 one having power or influence.
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.