Brownie point

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Credit or praise for good work or a good deed, often for the express purpose of currying favor.

Etymology:

  • Unknown, but possibly from brownnose, and often associated with the points Girl Guides or Girl Scouts at the Brownie level receive for doing specific tasks that when accumulated earn them badges to wear on their Brownie Uniform.
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You're really going to get some brownie points from the teacher for that fantastic essay!

Submitted on July 07, 2010

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