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Brahmin (n.)

also Brahman, "member of the highest priestly Hindu caste," late 14c., Bragman, from Sanskrit brahmana-s, from brahman- "prayer," also "the universal soul, the Absolute," which is of uncertain origin. Related to Brahma. Figurative meaning "member of Boston's upper class" is from 1823.

updated on July 23, 2017

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Definitions of Brahmin from WordNet
1
brahmin (n.)
a member of a social and cultural elite (especially a descendant of an old New England family);
Synonyms: brahman
brahmin (n.)
a member of the highest of the four Hindu varnas;
Synonyms: brahman
brahmin (n.)
the highest of the four varnas: the priestly or sacerdotal category;
Synonyms: brahman
2
Brahmin (n.)
any of several breeds of Indian cattle; especially a large American heat and tick resistant greyish humped breed evolved in the Gulf States by interbreeding Indian cattle and now used chiefly for crossbreeding;
Synonyms: Brahman / Brahma / Bos indicus
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