Brett

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Related to Breton, Brittany, and more distantly Briton.

Proper noun[edit]

Brett

  1. A surname meaning "Breton, an inhabitant of Brittany".
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. A female given name.

Etymology 1[edit]

Short for Brettanomyces.

Noun[edit]

Brett (uncountable)

  1. (informal) Brettanomyces, a yeast genus that is used in brewing some beers, and can also affect the taste of wine.

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German bret, from Old High German bret, from Proto-Germanic *bredą, an e-grade byform of *burdą (board, plank). Cognate with Old English bred and Yiddish ברעט‏‎‏ (bret‏‎‏).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bʁɛt/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛt

Noun[edit]

Brett n (genitive Bretts or Brettes, plural Bretter, diminutive Brettchen n)

  1. board

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Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare German Brett, Dutch berd, Old English bred.

Noun[edit]

Brett n (plural Bredder)

  1. bracket
  2. board

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