Meaning of brownie

brown•ie

Pronunciation: (brou'nē), [key]
— n.
  1. a tiny, fanciful, good-natured brown elf who secretly helps at night with household chores.
  2. a small, chewy, cakelike cookie, usually made with chocolate and containing nuts.
  3. a bread with currants, baked in a camp oven.
  4. (sometimes cap.) a member of the junior division of the Girl Scouts or the Girl Guides, being a girl in the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade and usually between 6 and 8 years old.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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