brash

[ brash ]
/ bræʃ /

adjective, brash·er, brash·est. Also brashy.

noun

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Origin of brash

1400–50; (noun) late Middle English brass(c)he a slap, crash, perhaps blend of brok(e) (Old English broc breach, fragment, sickness; akin to break) and dasch smashing blow; see dash1; (adj.) in sense “brittle,” derivative of noun; in sense “hasty” by confusion with rash1

OTHER WORDS FROM brash

brash·ly, adverbbrash·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for brash (1 of 3)

brash1
/ (bræʃ) /

adjective

tastelessly or offensively loud, showy, or bold
hasty; rash
impudent

Derived forms of brash

brashly, adverbbrashness, noun

Word Origin for brash

C19: perhaps influenced by rash 1

British Dictionary definitions for brash (2 of 3)

brash2
/ (bræʃ) /

noun

loose rubbish, such as broken rock, hedge clippings, etc; debris

Word Origin for brash

C18: of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for brash (3 of 3)

brash3
/ (bræʃ) /

noun

pathol another name for heartburn

Word Origin for brash

C16: perhaps of imitative origin
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