from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Credit or praise for good work or a good deed, often for the express purpose of currying favor.


Comes from the points Girl Guides or Girl Scouts at the Brownie level (ages 6-8) receive for doing specific tasks that when accumulated earn them badges (a sign of recognition) to wear on their Brownie Uniform. (Wiktionary)


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