brahmin

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From Sanskrit ब्राह्मण (brā́hmaṇa).

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brahmin (plural brahmins)

  1. A member of the Hindu priestly caste, one of the four varnas or social groups based on occupation in ancient Hindu society.
    Synonym: brahmana
  2. One who has realized or attempts to realize Brahman, i.e. God or supreme knowledge.
  3. A scholar, teacher, priest, intellectual, researcher, scientist, knowledge-seeker, or knowledge worker.
  4. A member of a social and cultural elite, especially in the New England region of the USA.
    • 2018, Zach Dorfman, "How to Kill a Presidential Scandal," Foreign Policy:
      In Iran-Contra, the independent counsel investigating the scandal, Lawrence Walsh, was a deadly serious Brahmin lawyer with a sterling Republican pedigree; he nevertheless faced withering criticism from members of his own party, just as special counsel Robert Mueller has as he investigates Trump and his circle.
  5. A learned person of refined taste and mild manners.

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brahmin (not comparable)

  1. Scholarly.

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