- 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 brashly
This was a victory that could only have been won by a political movement with a brashly irrational self-confidence.The Republican Frat-Boy Culture
March 28, 2010
At first, I was brashly incredulous, as anyone would be who was mixing and mingling with the colonel in the daily amenities.The King of Arcadia
- 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 brashly
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."