Word of the Day – Brawn

By January 16, 2020 Word of the Day

Brawn (noun)

br-aw-n

Physical strength in contrast to intelligence.

Meat from a pig’s or calf’s head that is cooked and pressed in a pot with jelly.

Middle English from Old French braon ‘fleshy part of the leg’, of Germanic origin; related to German Braten ‘roast meat’.

Example sentences

“But the job required brains and brawn.”

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