Brawn meaning

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Headcheese.
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Muscular strength and power.
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(chiefly british) The meat of a boar.
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The definition of brawn means developed muscles, or physical strength.

An example of brawn is the ability to lift 300 pounds.

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Strong, well-developed muscles.
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Muscular strength.
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(brit.) Cooked boar's flesh.
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Strong muscles or lean flesh, especially of the arm, leg or thumb.
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(chiefly UK) Head cheese; a terrine made from the head of a pig or calf; originally boar's meat.
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Make fat, especially of a boar.
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(intransitive) Become fat, especially of a boar.
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Solid and well-developed muscles, especially of the arms and legs.
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Origin of brawn

  • Middle English muscle from Old French braon meat of Germanic origin bhreu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English brawne, from Old French braon (“slice of meat, fleshy part, buttock”), from Frankish *brādon, accusative form of *brādo (“roasted meat, ham”), from Proto-Germanic *brēdô (“meat, roast”), from Proto-Indo-European *bhre- (“to burn, heat”), from Proto-Indo-European *bureue- (“to boil, bubble, burn”). Akin to Old High German brāto (“tender meat”) (German Braten (“roast”)), Old English brǣd (“flesh, meat”), Old Norse bráð (“raw meat”).

    From Wiktionary