adjective, brass·i·er, brass·i·est.
- brat pack,
Origin of brassy1
noun, plural brass·ies. Golf.
or brass·y, brass·ey
Origin of brassie
Examples from the Web for brassy
That brassy ploy had caught the Costa Ricans entirely off-guard and had knocked them off their stride.Argentina Drops the Netherlands on Penalties in World Cup Semifinal|Tunku Varadarajan|July 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“His films are brassy, anachronistic,” says Rex Roberts, associate editor with Film International.‘Great Gatsby’ Reviewers Divided: Is Baz Luhrmann a Good Director?|Kevin Fallon|May 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It's inspired by the women she sees on Tumblr who are "bright, brash, and brassy," she explains.
The brassy comedienne of one of daytime's biggest gabfests now has her own hit talk show on HLN.
There was such a brassy boldness in the responsive stare that I was compelled to shut my eyes.Memoirs of a Midget|Walter de la Mare
Brassy sun on high, all about them, and even dancing up off the waters straight into their eyes.Dave Dawson on Guadalcanal|Robert Sydney Bowen
As confident as ever, Brassy Bangs came to the front, took the rifle handed to him, and shot rather hastily.
The general color is brassy or yellowish, darker on the back and lighter on the belly.Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others|James Alexander Henshall
Not wishing to be discovered by Brassy and his companion, Andy and Randy hurried out into the street and up to the corner.
adjective brassier or brassiest
noun plural brassies
"impudent," 1570s, from brass + -y (2). Cf. brazen. Sense of "debased and pretentious" is from 1580s, from brass as contrasted with gold; sense of "strident and artificial" is from 1865. Related: Brassily; brassiness.