Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A bowl full to the top.
  • noun A broad-brimmed hat.

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

  • noun A brimful bowl; a bumper.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A cup brimming over with liquid.
  • noun dialect A hat with a brim, especially a straw hat.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From brim +‎ -er.

Examples

  • And now, when you have pledged my uncle, who threatens you with what he calls a brimmer, I will tell you what you think of me. ''

    Rob Roy

  • And now, when you have pledged my uncle, who threatens you with what he calls a brimmer, I will tell you what you think of me.”

    Rob Roy

  • And now, when you have pledged my uncle, who threatens you with what he calls a brimmer, I will tell you what you think of me. "

    Rob Roy — Volume 01

  • And now, when you have pledged my uncle, who threatens you with what he calls a brimmer, I will tell you what you think of me. "

    Rob Roy — Complete

  • “Here is to thee, with all my heart, son Harry,” said the old man, filling a brimmer to his companion and another to himself;

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • Till he the bottom of the brimmer saw. and comes off clearly, sound trumpets, fife and drums, the spectators will applaud him, the [1429] bishop himself (if he belie them not) with his chaplain will stand by and do as much,

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Gentlemen, fill a brimmer — this is my excellent friend, Bailie Nicol

    Rob Roy

  • “Drink hael, Holy Clerk of Copmanhurst!” answered the warrior, and did his host reason in a similar brimmer.

    Ivanhoe

  • Hence Moses chose rather to drink a brimmer of these, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season.

    The Riches of Bunyan

  • I called for small-beer, the master tipped the wink, and the servant brought me a brimmer of October.

    The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.