Origin of brassy1
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4. insolent, saucy, forward, cheeky, brash.
4. modest, shy, retiring.
or brass·y, brass·ey
- a club with a wooden head, the brass-plated face of which has more slope than a driver but less than a spoon, for hitting long, low drives on the fairway.
Origin of brassie
Also called number two wood.
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- insolent; brazen
- flashy; showy
- (of sound) harsh, strident, or resembling the sound of a brass instrument
- like brass, esp in colour
- decorated with or made of brass
- a variant spelling of brassie
- golf a former name for a club, a No. 2 wood, originally having a brass-plated sole and with a shallower face than a driver to give more loft
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Word Origin and History for brassy
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