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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Fine; splendid.
  • adjective Dressed in a fine or showy manner.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A noisy quarrel; loud, angry contention; and uproar; row; squabble: as, “stout polemick brawl,”
  • noun Synonyms Broil, Affray, etc. See quarrel, n.
  • Brave; fine; gay; handsome; pleasant; agreeable; worthy; excellent; stout: as, a braw new gown; a braw man; braw lads and bonny lasses.
  • One's best apperel; finery.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Well-dressed; handsome; smart; brave; -- used of persons or their clothing, etc..
  • adjective Good; fine.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective brightly colored and showy

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Scots, variant of brave.]

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