- impertinent; impudent; tactless: a brash young man.
- hasty; rash; impetuous.
- energetic or highly spirited, especially in an irreverent way; zesty: a brash new musical.
- (used especially of wood) brittle.
Origin of brash
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Examples from the Web for brash
The brash, engaged, occasionally self-centered ex-lawmaker seemed to retreat inward and practically disappear.Hagel Takes a Bullet for Obama: Inside the Defense Secretary’s Sudden Firing
Shane Harris, Tim Mak
November 24, 2014
Brash, crass, and overflowing with wiseass attitude, he remains the ultimate postmodern superhero.
Brash, crass, and sporting a perpetually raised eyebrow, Ash Williams remains the ultimate postmodern superhero.
In the movie, Murray portrays Vincent McKenna, a brash, loud, foul-mouthed man who drinks and chain-smokes.Meet Vincent McKenna, Your New Favorite Bill Murray Character
September 6, 2014
By relieving McElhone of the brash movie ending she is able to maintain her grasp on a flawed but still complex character.Return of the Bunny Boiler: Fatal Attraction’s World Stage Premiere
March 26, 2014
It should always be a dry, sound stick, brash, but not in the least punky.Boy Scouts Handbook
Boy Scouts of America
If this brash young Ranger wanted a fight he could have it on the jump.Oh, You Tex!
William Macleod Raine
On the other hand, could I renig on the job after all that brash line of talk I'd given Vee?Torchy As A Pa
A little later we were not brash enough to know anything where he was concerned.Lost Face
You don't know what a bad impression you make when you're too brash.The Trail of the Hawk
- tastelessly or offensively loud, showy, or bold
- hasty; rash
- loose rubbish, such as broken rock, hedge clippings, etc; debris
- pathol another name for heartburn
Word Origin and History for brash
1824, of obscure origin, originally American English; perhaps akin to 16c. Scottish brash "attack, assault," or French breche "fragments," especially of ice, from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German brehha "breach," from brehhan "to break"), or to German brechen "to vomit."