1. (also BRANKY) showy, gaudy, finely dressed ...1790 Sc. obs.
2. a wooden board for turning cakes on a girdle ...1925 Sc.
adj. 1. - from brank (vb. to march in a confident or demonstrative fashion; to strut; to prance) + -y
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1790 - see EXAMPLE below
"...Whare hae ye been fae braw, lad!
Whare hae ye been fae brankie O?
Whare hae ye been fae braw, lad?
Cam ye by Killiecrankie O?..."
From: The Scots Musical Museum
Vol. III Killiecrankie