Brown-belt

brown belt

noun Martial Arts.
1.
a brown cloth waistband conferred upon a participant in one of the martial arts, as judo or karate, to indicate an intermediate rank.
2.
a person who has attained this rank.
3.
the rank itself. Compare black belt ( def 3 ), white belt.

Origin:
1965–70

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