brash

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj brash offensively bold "a brash newcomer disputed the age-old rules for admission to the club","a nervy thing to say"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Brash A rash or eruption; a sudden or transient fit of sickness.
    • a Brash Brittle, as wood or vegetables.
    • Brash (Geol) Broken and angular fragments of rocks underlying alluvial deposits.
    • Brash Broken fragments of ice.
    • a Brash brăsh Hasty in temper; impetuous.
    • Brash Refuse boughs of trees; also, the clippings of hedges.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • brash To break to pieces; smash: as, he brashed in the door.
    • brash To disturb; disorder; break up the order or comfort of.
    • brash To assault; attack.
    • n brash A crash.
    • n brash An assault; an attack.
    • n brash An effort; a short turn of work.
    • n brash A confused heap of fragments. . In geology, a mass of loose, broken, or angular fragments of rocks, resulting from weathering or disintegration on the spot. Lyell.
    • n brash A transient fit of sickness.
    • n brash A rash or eruption.
    • n brash Acidity in the mouth occasioned by a disordered stomach. Also called water-brash.
    • brash Brittle.
    • brash Impetuous; rash; hasty in temper.
    • n brash A violent push.
    • brash To run headlong.
    • n brash A shower.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Brash brash broken and angular fragments of rock which occasionally form the basement bed of alluvial deposits: fragments of crushed ice: clippings of hedges or trees
    • n Brash brash a slight attack of illness: an eructation or belching of acid water from the stomach—water-brash: a sudden burst of rain:
    • v.t Brash to disturb
    • n Brash brash (obs.) an attack
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Gael. bras, or G. barsch, harsh, sharp, tart, impetuous, D. barsch, Sw. & Dan. barsk,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Scot.; prob. onomatopœic.

Usage

In literature:

Also, in polar parlance, comminuted fragments of brash ice.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
A little later we were not brash enough to know anything where he was concerned.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories" by Various
You don't know what a bad impression you make when you're too brash.
"The Trail of the Hawk" by Sinclair Lewis
Wait and see what comes of this before you get so brash!
"Battling the Clouds" by Captain Frank Cobb
It should always be a dry, sound stick, brash, but not in the least punky.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
Sometimes coyotes or wolves surprised partly grown sheep, that had brashly ventured too far from sheltering rocks.
"A Mountain Boyhood" by Joe Mills
Ye have talked too brash to the Sister Superior.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
Do you remember Brash?
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 23 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
If he gets too brash, why, we'll give him a card with our compliments.
"The Boy Scouts in the Maine Woods" by Herbert Carter
He'd been so brash about this runaway business, though, that I never suspicioned he'd go to pieces the minute he was left alone.
"Side-stepping with Shorty" by Sewell Ford
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In poetry:

And pardon me, that
I Could find, when you were new,
No brash festivity
To wear you at, such as
Clothes are entitled to
Till the fashion changes.
"Skin" by Philip Larkin
The river so brash with thund’rous noise
From crag-face comes downwards crashing
The streams down below have no such voice,
Though murmur with gentle plashing,
So gently they wind through grassy lea
Up under the lime trees splashing!
"“The bright blessed day with joy we see”" by Nicolaj Frederik Severin Grundtvig

In news:

Lakers fans probably remember Shaquille O'Neal as a brash, outspoken trash-talker, but on Wednesday he said had absolutely nothing to say.
Jeffrey K Skilling , the brash former chief executive of Enron Corp.
Lots of truth-telling and brash observations of behavior and society make Stanhope 's live shows as unpredictable as they are hilarious.
Ford's leaders have watched Mark Fields, a brash Harvard MBA, turn the company's North American business into a profit machine.
The fabulously brash comic fills us in on hitting the road and what she enjoys about performing in Utah (she'll be in West Valley City on Sept 5).
HarperCollins announced Sunday it has signed up the brash tennis superstar for a book coming in June 2012, when Connors turns 60.
Cruise line ships usually go no more than three years between refurbishments, which can mean anything from new bedding to structural or even engine changes DEBRA BRASH/ Victoria Times Colonist.
Sacramento's Death Grips were named Spin magazine's "artist of the year" on Tuesday, capping a tumultuous year for the brash and critically acclaimed punk-rap group.
It was just last year that brash dotcom upstarts were the toast of Silicon Alley and Silicon Valley.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Hector "Macho" Camacho was a brash fighter with a mean jab and an aggressive style, launching himself furiously against some of the biggest names in boxing.
Debra Brash, Canwest News Services.
First, Ryan said the brash trash talk and preseason guarantees would be a thing of the past.
Fill in lips with red pencil and top with glittery pink gloss , says makeup artist Patrick de Fontbrune, who used MAC Lipglass in Bold and Brash on the star.
The brash star of "Real Housewives of New Jersey" has a deal for "Let Me Tell You Something," in which she will give life lessons on family, friendship and long-term happiness.
"Marvel's Iron Man 3 pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/ Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds," the official synopsis from Marvel said.
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In science:

It is a somewhat brash assumption that dynamical correlations of neighboring matrix elements Ub,nm can be completely ignored.
Random matrix theory for underwater sound propagation
Brash) is the recent observation by a polarization transfer measurement at JLab’s Hall A that charge and magnetization distributions in the proton are not proportional as was long thought.
Baryons 2002: Outlook
Lett. Jones M private communication; Gilman R unpublished; Brash E J, Kozlov A, Li Sh, and Huber G M to be submitted to Phys.
Electromagnetic structure of the deuteron
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