braw

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj braw brightly colored and showy "girls decked out in brave new dresses","brave banners flying","`braw' is a Scottish word","a dress a bit too gay for her years","birds with gay plumage"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Braw Good; fine. "A braw night."
    • Braw Well-dressed; handsome; smart; brave; -- used of persons or their clothing, etc.; as, a braw lad. "A braw new gown."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • braw Brave; fine; gay; handsome; pleasant; agreeable; worthy; excellent; stout: as, a braw new gown; a braw man; braw lads and bonny lasses.
    • braw One's best apperel; finery.
    • n braw A noisy quarrel; loud, angry contention; and uproar; row; squabble: as, “stout polemick brawl,”
    • n braw Synonyms Broil, Affray, etc. See quarrel, n.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Brave (a.)

Usage

In literature:

There's one here in a braw red cover with pictures of ships in it.
"The Northern Iron" by George A. Birmingham
He's a braw Hoon an' A'm encouraged by the fine things that the baron said aboot ma poetry.
"Tam O' The Scoots" by Edgar Wallace
At dinner that night there were several braw, braw lads of Barbie Water.
"The House with the Green Shutters" by George Douglas Brown
He has brought his pack to a braw market.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
Since then, Crieff has become a "braw toon" without the other "singe" its Highland neighbours destined for it.
"Chronicles of Strathearn" by Various
Fegs, but it's a braw day and a sight guid for sair een to see you, lad.
"A Daughter of Raasay" by William MacLeod Raine
It's not an over-braw company for a lassie to live with.
"The Rough Road" by William John Locke
They're a braw set of men, and there's many a gude Scotchman among them.
"Ben Comee" by M. J. (Michael Joseph) Canavan
We've a braw hoose ower by yonder, jist wearyin' to be filled.
"'Lizbeth of the Dale" by Marian Keith
After all, this braw wooer was bearing himself with manly dignity.
"Lover or Friend" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
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In poetry:

Love I'm doobtin may be scanty
Roun ye efter I'm awa:
Yon kirkyard has happin plenty
Close aside me, green an' braw!
"Greitna, Father" by George MacDonald
Neist owk, my lass we'll buy the braws,
To busk oor bonnie bride,
For sune ye to the kirk maun gang,
Wi' Jamie by yer side.
"Mary Lee: A Ballad" by Janet Hamilton
They taul,t the meenister what befell,
So he tuk braw Jock to task:-
"Jock, gie me noo an answer true
To one question I wull ask.
"The Reprobate's Reply" by Harry Breaker Morant
Whan he first saw Jeanie Miller,
Wha wi' Jeanie could compare?--
Thousands had mair braws and siller,
But ware ony half sae fair?
"Scotland's Scaith, Or, The History O' Will And Jean. Owre True A Tale. In Two Parts" by Hector MacNeill
'Whan he first saw Jeanie Miller,
Wha wi' Jeanie could compare?
Thousands had mair braws and siller,
But ware ony half sae fair?'
"Scotland's Scaith, Or, The History O' Will And Jean. Owre True A Tale. In Two Parts" by Hector MacNeill
The licht lay sweet on howm an' brae,
An' ilka thing was braw;
But bonnie May Wyllie o' Sanquhar toun
Was the bonniest o' them a'.
"The Ballad O' May Wyllie" by Alexander Anderson