First the brahmins held on tightly to power, and then the Irish Catholics fought their way in.
Once a refuge for brahmins looking to blow off steam, today the group is known for its campy puns and campier costumes.
Yet this time, a large number of victims belong to the swish set; the blasts have jolted these "brahmins."
"member of Boston's upper class," 1823, figurative use of Brahman "member of the highest priestly Hindu caste," late 15c., from Sanskrit brahmana-s, from brahman- "prayer," also "the universal soul, the Absolute," of uncertain origin. Related to Brahma.