brainy [brey-nee] ExamplesWord Origin adjective, brain·i·er, brain·i·est. Informal.
- intelligent; clever; intellectual.
Origin of brainy First recorded in 1835–45;+ Related formsbrain·i·ly, adverbbrain·i·ness, noun Related Words for brainier , , , , , Examples from the Web for brainier Historical Examples of brainier
Mr. Mix knew that he was brainier than John Starkweather; he admitted it.
Mr. Miller: “I believed them sincere particularly the brainier men.”
W. F. Burns
Rosalind not like Beatrice, Eleanor like Beatrice, only wilder and brainier.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
British Dictionary definitions for brainier brainy adjective brainier or brainiest
- informal clever; intelligent
Derived Formsbrainily, adverbbraininess, noun Word Origin and History for brainier brainy adj.
1845, from(n.) + (2). Latin equivalent cerebrosus meant “passionate, hot-headed,” leading Tucker to remark that ” ‘Brainy’ is not a natural expression for ‘frantic.’ “