brawly

braw

[braw, brah]
adjective Scot. and North England.
1.
fine or fine-looking; excellent.
2.
finely dressed; dressed in a splendid or gaudy fashion.

Origin:
1555–65; variant of brave

brawly, brawlie, brawlis, brawlys [braw-lis, brah-] , adverb
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brawl

[brawl]
noun
1.
a noisy quarrel, squabble, or fight.
2.
a bubbling or roaring noise; a clamor.
3.
Slang. a large, noisy party.
verb (used without object)
4.
to quarrel angrily and noisily; wrangle.
5.
to make a bubbling or roaring noise, as water flowing over a rocky bed.

Origin:
1350–1400; (v.) Middle English brawlen, brallen to raise a clamor, quarrel, boast; of uncertain origin; (noun) Middle English braule, brall, derivative of the noun

brawler, noun
brawly, adjective
outbrawl, verb (used with object)
unbrawling, adjective


1. wrangle, row, tumult, affray, altercation, rumpus. See disorder. 4. squabble, fight, bicker, row.
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braw (brɔː, brɑː)
 
adj
1.  fine or excellent, esp in appearance or dress
 
pl n
2.  best clothes
 
[C16: Scottish variant of brave]
 
'brawly
 
adv

brawl1 (brɔːl)
 
n
1.  a loud disagreement or fight
2.  slang (US) an uproarious party
 
vb
3.  to quarrel or fight noisily; squabble
4.  (esp of water) to flow noisily
 
[C14: probably related to Dutch brallen to boast, behave aggressively]
 
'brawler1
 
n
 
'brawling1
 
n, —adj

brawl2 (brɔːl)
 
n
a dance: the English version of the branle

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brawl
late 14c., braulen "to cry out, scold, quarrel," probably related to Du. brallen "to boast," or from Fr. brailler "to shout noisily," frequentative of braire "to bray." The noun is mid-15c., from the verb. Related: Brawled; brawling.

braw
Scottish formation and pronunciation of brave.
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