brawn (“boar”) + -er
brawner (plural brawners)
- A boar killed for the table.
- 1809, Sidney Smith, in the Edinburgh Review:
- [A]nd it is now the universal opinion among all enlightened men, that the misery of the brawner would be very little diminished, if he could be made sensible that he was to be eaten up only by persons of the first fashion.