Definition of auburn adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈɔːbən//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːbərn//
Hair colour
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(of hair) reddish-brown in colour Wordfinderauburn, blonde, dark, fair, ginger, grey, jet black, mousy, redhead, sandy See related entries: Hair colour Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French auborne, alborne, from Latin alburnus ‘whitish’, from albus ‘white’. The original sense was ‘yellowish white’, but the word became associated with brown because in the 16th and 17th centuries it was often written abrune or abroun.

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