Definition of Brazilian in US English:



  • 1A native or inhabitant of Brazil.

    • ‘The Brazilians would appear to have the better side on paper, while the Germans have yet to really come up against anyone, apart from Ireland, who has fully tested their resolve.’
    • ‘My coaches often tell me that you should never have more than two Georgian players in the team, and I think perhaps there should be a limit on the number of Brazilians.’
    • ‘Hundreds of Brazilians gathered in the town's square in their native costume for 12 hours of dancing to celebrate the carnival season in their own country last summer.’
    • ‘But as tickets are too expensive for most Brazilians, the seats will mostly be taken up by some of the nearly half a million tourists Rio is expecting for the week of revelry.’
    • ‘Native Japanese go on to assume that the Japanese Brazilians have now migrated to Japan because they could not succeed in Brazil either.’
    • ‘It quickly becomes apparent that the chef - a native Brazilian - is no meatball.’
    • ‘Real Madrid, armed with two new Brazilians, Julio Baptista and Robinho, look to arrest a steady decline from the period when they won the trophy three times in five years.’
    • ‘In my view, these are highly populist, and don't have the power to bring any real benefit to Brazilians or Latin Americans.’
    • ‘Of those arrested, two Mexicans, a Pole, a Brazilian, a Bolivian and a Yugoslav have been deported from the UK.’
    • ‘‘If we beat the Brazilians and make the final there should be nothing to stop us, unless we meet the Germans,’ she said.’
    • ‘The Brazilians still have polling stations but people punch buttons and record their votes on disc and the plan now is to use the internet to make the returns from the discs.’
    • ‘Five years ago, the Mexican government began allowing Brazilians to enter Mexico without a visa.’
    • ‘The Brazilians would want to make their own series.’
    • ‘Like many Brazilians, I was unaware of many of the privileges enjoyed by the civil servants, until these became the object of debate during the reforms.’
    • ‘Although there was no meltdown, the effect of all this hurt not only ordinary Brazilians but the ordinary people in most of Latin America.’
    • ‘The city-centre bar, home to several Brazilians, was a mecca for exiled fans throughout the tournament - but this was the match they had all come to see.’
    • ‘It's not fair to pit 11 Englishmen against 10 Brazilians.’
    • ‘Using this process they have sequenced 1.12 million fragments of genes of tumorous cells, focusing on cancers that most commonly affect Brazilians.’
    • ‘It can only ever be like that because that's how Brazilians are with football.’
    • ‘The Brazilians had been told they would have to mould their own AIDS strategy around the US right-wing agenda, or receive no money at all.’
  • 2A style of waxing a woman's pubic hair in which almost all the hair is removed, with only a very small central strip remaining.

    • ‘What is the difference between a Vegas bikini wax and a Brazilian?’
    • ‘I have done an all-off Brazilian wax only once, and here are some things they don't tell you about it.’
    • ‘A male Brazilian takes about 45 minutes and costs $34.’
    • ‘If you've ever wondered what beauticians are talking about when they discuss the perfect "Brazilian", the latest fly-on-the-wall TV documentary should provide the answer.’
    • ‘Apparently, after the Hollywood, and the Brazilian, the latest eye-watering craze is to have your nostrils waxed.’
    • ‘She's getting a Brazilian wax for the first time.’
    • ‘I treat a Brazilian just like an eyebrow wax, only a bit lower down.’
    • ‘As one of those fantastic billboards states: "I'll get a Brazilian if you get one."’
    • ‘Next is the Brazilian, which is the removal of everything, except for a strip of inch long hair (sometimes referred to as an airstrip).’
    • ‘Does anyone have a specific salon recommendation in the area for a bikini (Brazilian) wax?’
    • ‘‘It's up to the client how much hair, if any, we leave when we do the Brazilian,’ she says.’
    • ‘Basically, with the Brazilian, hair is removed in the front, back & everything in between.’
    • ‘If you're put off the idea of getting a Brazilian by pure and simple embarrassment, I have to say it wasn't at all like that.’
    • ‘Yep, I've come to get a Brazilian.’
    • ‘For those of you who don't know what a Brazilian is (and are too afraid to ask), let this York beauty therapist enlighten you.’
    • ‘I got a Brazilian wax for my engagement.’
    • ‘Maybe a Brazilian's a bit too over the top for you, but give that bikini line a go and see what you think.’
    • ‘"Once a woman has a Brazilian she never goes back to shaving."’


  • Relating to Brazil.

    • ‘For instance, he regularly visits a Brazilian woman who is serving a seven-year prison sentence for bringing half-a-kilogram of cocaine into the UK from Sao Paulo.’
    • ‘Argentina was annoyed that Brazil had decided to devalue the Real by one-third in January 1999, consequently lowering the prices of Brazilian goods.’
    • ‘The Brazilian man shot dead by police in the mistaken belief that he was a suicide bomber was killed with a type of bullet banned in warfare under international convention, The Daily Telegraph has learned.’
    • ‘Ticket prices for Brazilian football matches will be hiked by more than double next season after the top clubs decided the ‘wrong sort of people’ were being enticed to games.’
    • ‘If there is one arranger capable of putting a string section to non-treacly use, it is Jacques Morelenbaum, the Brazilian cellist who has worked wonders with the great Caetano Veloso.’
    • ‘I'm always amazed that other clubs aren't more interested in trying to secure their services, but then, perhaps they are too busy chasing after Brazilian stars.’
    • ‘And it is often overlooked that the preponderance of European-based players in the Brazilian squad tends to prevent the team from being at full strength between finals.’
    • ‘This piloting period enabled a Brazilian manufacturer to somehow extract the specification from heaven knows where and to copy the boot, thus beating their British competitor to the post.’
    • ‘He was sitting in a Brazilian hotel room after an arduous day of meetings last year when he booted up his laptop, hooked up to the internet and began downloading a picture of his new granddaughter back in Scotland.’
    • ‘The investigation confirmed the suspicions of many Brazilian football supporters who were prepared to overlook irregularities when the national team was the world's best.’
    • ‘Coincidentally, on the same date Radio Four news headlined the fact that, over the last 12 months, an area the size of Wales had been destroyed to make way for the Brazilian soya crop.’
    • ‘More than 200 Brazilian players are currently registered as being foreign-based in countries ranging from Spain and Italy to Finland, El Salvador and China.’
    • ‘I knew that we were touching serious issues in Brazilian life, but I didn't expect that strong response.’
    • ‘Mixing hip-hop, fado, pop, R&B, Brazilian influences, dance, folk and Latin music, the album boasts some unlikely collaborators.’
    • ‘As a hippy, he wrote songs that revolutionised Brazilian rock, but some subversive comic-strips landed him in jail and he became one of the ‘disappeared’.’
    • ‘Sure, our commentators are just as biased as theirs - the guy covering the rowing has been sufficiently hysterical to be assured a berth covering Brazilian footy if he fancies a change of venue.’
    • ‘All are available by mail order from Rio Trading, which specialises in Brazilian rainforest herbs.’
    • ‘However, I can understand that the national team is a priority and that Brazilian officials want to see him.’
    • ‘The novel has since sold 11 million copies, making it the biggest-selling Brazilian book of all time and one of the world's biggest-selling modern spiritual books.’
    • ‘It was in the early 1970s, on a plantation visit, that the young Brazilian economist from the International Coffee Organisation first picked up his camera seriously.’