a member of a social and cultural elite (especially a descendant of an old New England family)
"a Boston brahman"
a member of the highest of the four Hindu varnas
"originally all brahmans were priests"
the highest of the four varnas: the priestly or sacerdotal category
Brahman, Brahma, Brahmin, Bos indicus(noun)
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
brahmin(noun)One who has realized or attempts to realize Brahman, i.e. God or supreme knowledge.
brahmin(noun)A scholar, teacher, priest, intellectual, researcher, scientist, knowledge-seeker, or knowledge worker.
brahmin(noun)A social and cultural elite, especially in the New England region of the USA.
brahmin(noun)A learned person of refined taste and mild manners.
Dictionary of English Synonymes
[Written also Bramin.] hindoo Priest
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