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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ a brash young salesman from New York
▪ a very brash young man
▪ The hotel bar was full of brash, noisy journalists.
▪ He was loose, loudmouthed, and brash.
▪ It's not some brash statement of their own personalities, but a low murmur from many people over many years.
▪ It s brash, fast, slickly arranged big-band music that hits the accents with deft conviction.
▪ Pre, the subject of two movies this year, was brash, cocky, charismatic.
▪ Putnam, a brash type, pushed his case-a bit too hard.
▪ The cities were brash, corrupt, and the centres of organized crime.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Brash \Brash\ (br[a^]sh), a. [Cf. Gael. bras or G. barsch harsh, sharp, tart, impetuous, D. barsch, Sw. & Dan. barsk.] Hasty in temper; impetuous.


Brash \Brash\, a. [Cf. Amer. bresk, brusk, fragile, brittle.] Brittle, as wood or vegetables. [Colloq., U. S.]


Brash \Brash\, n. [See Brash brittle.]

  1. A rash or eruption; a sudden or transient fit of sickness.

  2. Refuse boughs of trees; also, the clippings of hedges. [Prov. Eng.]

  3. (Geol.) Broken and angular fragments of rocks underlying alluvial deposits.

  4. Broken fragments of ice.

    Water brash (Med.), an affection characterized by a spasmodic pain or hot sensation in the stomach with a rising of watery liquid into the mouth; pyrosis.

    Weaning brash (Med.), a severe form of diarrhea which sometimes attacks children just weaned.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1824, of obscure origin, originally American English; perhaps akin to 16c. Scottish brash "attack, assault," or French breche "fragments," especially of ice, which is from a Germanic source (compare Old High German brehha "breach," from brehhan "to break"), or to German brechen "to vomit."


Etymology 1 a. 1 impetuous or rash 2 insensitive or tactless 3 impudent or shameless n. 1 Leaf litter of small leaves and little twigs as found under a hedge. 2 A rash or eruption; a sudden or transient fit of sickness. 3 (context geology English) Broken and angular rock fragments underlying alluvial deposits. 4 Broken fragments of ice. Etymology 2

a. (context US colloquial dated English) brittle, as wood or vegetables

  1. adj. offensively bold; "a brash newcomer disputed the age-old rules for admission to the club"; "a nervy thing to say" [syn: cheeky, nervy]

  2. presumptuously daring; "a daredevil test pilot having the right stuff" [syn: daredevil, temerarious]


Brash may refer to:

  • Brash (surname)
  • Water brash, hypersalivation secondary to gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Brash Brands
  • Brash Entertainment, a video game company
  • Thomas Brash Morison (1868-1945), Scottish politician and judge
  • Olof the Brash
  • Sekolah Menengah Teknik Ipoh Persiaran Brash
Brash (surname)

Brash is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Alan Brash (1913-2002), leading minister of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Alan Brash (pharmacologist) (born 1949), Scottish pharmacologist
  • Don Brash (born 1940), former New Zealand politician
  • Matt Brash, see Zoo Vet at Large
  • Peter Brash (born 1954), American television soap opera writer
  • Thomas Brash (1874-1957), leading figure in New Zealand's dairy industry
  • William W. Brash III, American judge

Usage examples of "brash".

Spoiled outrageously, Morgan, who had inherited the reckless Markland courage, all the arrogance and belligerence of the clan, had early demonstrated brash young scorn for many of the principles of honor, trustworthiness, generosity and forbearance that went with it.

Brash Young American, Melrose thought she was more a play of light and shadow.

Cheerful greetings from the other reporters, delivered in accents as diverse as brash Brooklynese and a Charleston drawl, helped dissipate them.

From a stoic swamp Yankee to a reserved federal agent to a brash aspiring criminologist, who obviously knew her own mind.

Marie Brasher is the local Homecoming Queen and seems perfectly normal.

But no one dared peek inside, not even the youngest, brashest men-at-arms.

By the time the biscop arrived, flanked by stewards carrying handsome ceramic lamps, the battle lines had been drawn: the servingwomen huddled in the pallet, all chattering accusations so loudly that Hanna thought she would go deaf, the steward and servants off to one side, licking their wounds, and Lord Wichman and his pack of wormy dogsa dozen scarred, cocky, brash young noblemenstanding defiantly by the smoldering hearth.

He had a broad, brash smile and wavy blond hair and a soft accent that lengthened vowels and slurred final consonants.

It took Alain that long to recognize him as Heric, the brash young soldier of midsummer.

He parted his lips, and felt her fingers brash against his mustache, then move on to touch his teeth, his tongue.

In a showdown between a brash youth and a cautious veteran, youth won out.

Some have been brash, some sly, some foolish, though none, I think, so innocent and so stupid as you, my doves.

Even though he had ten years on the brash young horseman, who was probably not yet thirty, Mourtzouphlos was native-born, which more than canceled the advantage of age.

It was hinted that a bright and brash young man was needed for rapid promotion to a command of real authority and Tarrant guessed that the Cag was being weighed as an eventual task force commander.

Occasionally someone brash would ask if Celia would help him try the product out.