adjective, taw·ni·er, taw·ni·est, noun
adjective, taw·ni·er, taw·ni·est.
- of a dark yellowish or dull yellowish-brown color.
- a shade of brown tinged with yellow; dull yellowish brown.
- R (ichard) H (enry). 1880–1962, British economic historian, born in India. His chief works are The Acquisitive Society (1920), Religion and the Rise of Capitalism (1926), and Equality (1931)
- a light brown to brownish-orange colour
- (as adjective)tawny port
n.“tan-colored,” late 14c., from Anglo-French tauné “associated with the brownish-yellow of tanned leather,” from Old French tané (12c.), past participle of taner “to tan hides,” from Medieval Latin tannare (see tan).