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Re: What a Brahma

Posted by Victoria S Dennis on July 05, 2006

In Reply to: What a Brahma Posted by Brian Green on July 05, 2006

: Does anyone know where the expression "what a Brahma" comes from. I understand that Brahma was a Hindu God. But I would like to know its origins in the English language. Thanks BG

Did you hear it from a Scots person? There is a Scots word "brammer" meaning generally "a person I approve of" and more often and more specifically "good-looking girl" (as in "Yon Jeannie's a real brammer"). I don't know the etymology.