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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 of brunet
1885-1890
1885-90; < French, equivalent to brun brown + -et -et
Related forms
brunetness, noun
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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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