Pronunciation: (brä'min), [key]
— n., pl. adj. -min, -mins,
- Brahman (def. 1).
- (esp. in New England) a person usually from an old, respected family who, because of wealth and social position, wields considerable social, economic, and political power.
- a person who is intellectually or socially aloof.
- of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a Brahmin: the Brahmin attitudes of a true aristocrat.
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