(archaic, slang, UK, Cambridge University) One who has not yet matriculated.
Obsolete spelling of bruit.
Other Word Forms of Brute
Origin of Brute
From Middle French brut, from Latin brūtus (“dull, stupid, insensible”), an Oscan loanword, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷréh₂us. Cognate with Ancient Greek βαρύς (barus), Persian گران (gerân) and Sanskrit गुरु (gurú).
From Middle English nonhuman from Old French brut from Latin brūtus stupid gwerə-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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