from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A borough of New York City in southeast New York on western Long Island. Dutch colonists first settled the area in 1636 and 1637 and in 1645 established the hamlet of Breuckelen near the present-day site of Borough Hall. Renamed Brooklyn by the English, the expanded community became part of Greater New York City in 1898. Population: 2,510,000.
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- proper n. A borough of New York City. It is located on the western end of Long Island.
- proper n. A female given name of modern usage, also spelled Brooklynn.
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- n. a borough of New York City
From Dutch Bruklyn Breukelen. See Breukelen at Wikipedia. (Wiktionary)