American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Variant of Brahman.
- n. A member of a cultural and social elite, especially of that formed by descendants of old New England families: a Boston Brahmin.
- n. Variant of Brahman.
- adj. Variant of Brahman.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. etc. See Brahman, Brahmanic, etc.
- n. alternative spelling of brahmin.
- n. a member of the highest of the four Hindu varnas
- n. any of several breeds of Indian cattle; especially a large American heat and tick resistant greyish humped breed evolved in the Gulf States by interbreeding Indian cattle and now used chiefly for crossbreeding
- n. the highest of the four varnas: the priestly or sacerdotal category
- n. a member of a social and cultural elite (especially a descendant of an old New England family)
- Probably alteration of Sanskrit brāhmaṇaḥ, from brāhmaṇa-, brahminic; see Brahman. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“It portrays life of fourteen brahmin households, all living in one-room-houses rented out by a tough Brahmin window, Rangamma.”
“The term Brahmin has come to be used globally to describe those at the top of the heap with an attitude to match, as in Boston Brahmins.”
“A curry in Tamil Brahmin cuisine is a dry sauteed preparation, not involving any gravy.”
“Btw - this to vnv - bagara baingan is a completely different and yes, Andhra dish, in a thick strong masala gravy that also uses tamarind, onions, garlic too - the last two very rarely featured in Tamil Brahmin cooking”
“Kali and thalagam are a unique combination in Tamil Brahmin cuisine.”
“--- So it means the self proclaimed superior intelligence of the Tamil Brahmin is due to the Dravidian genes mixing with them.”
“The name Brahmin was used in Boston in the 1800s to describe a cultured person from an established upper-class family, and was chosen by the”
“The name Brahmin was used in Boston in the 1800's to describe a cultured person from an established upper class family, and was chosen by the Martin family because they aspired to create a handbag of which even a Brahmin would be proud.”
“I explained that in my own experience being "Brahmin" - and having a Metrocard - gets me on the subway.”
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