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brunet

[broo-net] /bruˈnɛt/
adjective
1.
(especially of a male) brunette.
noun
2.
a person, usually a male, with dark hair and, often, dark eyes and darkish or olive skin.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; < French, equivalent to brun brown + -et -et
Related forms
brunetness, noun
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brunette

/bruːˈnɛt/
noun
1.
a girl or woman with dark brown hair
adjective
2.
dark brown: brunette hair
Word Origin
C17: from French, feminine of brunet dark, brownish, from brun brown, of Germanic origin; see brown
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Word Origin and History for brunet
n.

"dark-complexioned person," 1887, from French brunet, diminutive of brun "brown," which is from a Germanic source (see brown (adj.)).

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