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- (idiomatic, slang) Annoyed, upset, angry, bored, fed up, disgusted
- Bob was browned off when he was passed over for promotion.
- 1949, Pvt. Hill, AWOL From U.S. Army, Toured Britain Three Years As Lady Fire Eater, Grape Belt And Chautauqua Farmer - 10 June 1949
- "I went AWOL because I was browned off with being a latrine orderly and not because I wanted hazardous duty," Hill said in making his plea.
- 1958, Government Plans To Merge Some Defence Services, Sydney Morning Herald - 28 March 1958
- "Some of our young troop get a bit browned off will constant criticism."
- Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989.