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Brill

[bril] /brɪl/
noun
1.
A(braham) A(rden) 1874–1948, U.S. psychoanalyst and author, born in Austria.
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British Dictionary definitions for abraham a brill

brill1

/brɪl/
noun (pl) brill, brills
1.
a European food fish, Scophthalmus rhombus, a flatfish similar to the turbot but lacking tubercles on the body: family Bothidae
Word Origin
C15: probably from Cornish brӯthel mackerel, from Old Cornish brӯth speckled; related to Welsh brith spotted

brill2

/brɪl/
adjective
1.
(Brit, slang) excellent or wonderful
Word Origin
C20 shortened form of brilliant
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Word Origin and History for abraham a brill

brill

n.

kind of flat fish, late 15c., of unknown origin.

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Slang definitions & phrases for abraham a brill

brill

adjective

Brilliant: John Turturro is brill as the gawky Jew who takes a dive (1981+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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