[ bras-ee, brah-see ]
/ ˈbræs i, ˈbrɑ si /

adjective, brass·i·er, brass·i·est.

made of or covered with brass.
resembling brass, as in color.
harsh and metallic: brassy tones.
brazen; bold; loud.
noisy; clamorous: a big, brassy nightclub.


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Origin of brassy

First recorded in 1570–80; brass + -y1


brass·i·ly, adverbbrass·i·ness, noun

Definition for brassy (2 of 3)

[ bras-ee, brah-see ]
/ ˈbræs i, ˈbrɑ si /

noun, plural brass·ies. Golf.

Definition for brassy (3 of 3)


or brass·y, brass·ey

[ bras-ee, brah-see ]
/ ˈbræs i, ˈbrɑ si /

noun Golf.

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.
Also called number two wood.

Origin of brassie

First recorded in 1885–90; brass + -ie Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for brassy (1 of 2)

/ (ˈbrɑːsɪ) /

adjective brassier or brassiest

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

Derived forms of brassy

brassily, adverbbrassiness, noun

British Dictionary definitions for brassy (2 of 2)



/ (ˈbræsɪ, ˈbrɑː-) /

noun plural brassies

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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