One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1variant spelling of Brahman
2US A socially or culturally superior person, especially a member of the upper classes from New England.‘he did not talk like the son of a New England Brahmin’as modifier ‘a verbal style filched from one of her Brahmin bosses’
intelligent person, learned person, highbrow, academic, bookworm, bookish person, man of letters, woman of letters, bluestocking, thinker, brain, scholar, sageView synonyms
- ‘For me, it's the voice of the New England intellectual Brahmin (despite the fact that Carter was born in New York): patrician, witty, a pilgrim in the land of ideas.’
- ‘Is the New Yorker part of the old pre-Roosevelt world of Brahmins and mavens?’
- ‘Evans' commitment to Sacco and Vanzetti may be seen as the culmination of her evolution from Brahmin matron to social activist; however, the case had more complex implications for Evans.’
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