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brownish definition


Define the meaning of the English word brownish below. Brownish is an adjective. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .



brown +‎ -ish



brownish (comparative more brownish, superlative most brownish)

  1. Of a colour which resembles brown; somewhat brown.
    • 1902, Rudyard Kipling, "How the Leopard Got His Spots" in Just So Stories, [1]
      The Giraffe and the Zebra and the Eland and the Koodoo and the Hartebeest lived there; and they were 'sclusively sandy-yellow-brownish all over []
    • 1942, Emily Carr, The Book of Small, "Waterworks," [2]
      Two pumps stood side by side in our kitchen. One was for well water and one was a cistern pump—water from the former was hard and clear, from the cistern it was brownish and soft.
    • 1935, Samuel Beckett, Watt:
      Watt wore, on his feet, a boot, brown in colour, and a shoe, happily of a brownish colour also.