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brainy

[brey-nee] /ˈbreɪ ni/
adjective, brainier, brainiest. Informal.
1.
intelligent; clever; intellectual.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; brain + -y1
Related forms
brainily, adverb
braininess, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for braininess

brainy

/ˈbreɪnɪ/
adjective brainier, brainiest
1.
(informal) clever; intelligent
Derived Forms
brainily, adverb
braininess, noun
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Word Origin and History for braininess

brainy

adj.

1845, from brain (n.) + -y (2). Latin equivalent cerebrosus meant "passionate, hot-headed," leading Tucker to remark that " 'Brainy' is not a natural expression for 'frantic.' "

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Slang definitions & phrases for braininess

brainy

adjective

Intelligent; sagacious (1840s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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