brassy

1
[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. brassica,
  2. brassicaceous,
  3. brassie,
  4. brassiere,
  5. brassware,
  6. brassó,
  7. brasília,
  8. brat,
  9. brat pack,
  10. bratislava

Origin of brassy

1
First recorded in 1570–80; brass + -y1

Related formsbrass·i·ly, adverbbrass·i·ness, noun

brassy

2
[ bras-ee, brah-see ]
/ ˈbræs i, ˈbrɑ si /

noun, plural brass·ies. Golf.

brassie

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.

Origin of brassie

First recorded in 1885–90; brass + -ie

Also called number two wood.

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British Dictionary definitions for brassy

brassy

/ (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 Formsbrassily, adverbbrassiness, noun

brassie

brassy

/ (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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Word Origin and History for brassy

brassy

adj.

"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.

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