Definition of Boston Brahmin noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Boston Brahmin

; NAmE
(North American English)
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a member of one of the old families with high social and cultural status in Boston, US. The Brahmins have traditionally lived in the city's best area, Beacon Hill, and had the most money and power. This has slowly changed as Boston has become larger and new groups have become more rich and powerful.