brassy

Definitions

  • DRIVER AND BRASSY. THE STANCE
    DRIVER AND BRASSY. THE STANCE
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj brassy unrestrained by convention or propriety "an audacious trick to pull","a barefaced hypocrite","the most bodacious display of tourism this side of Anaheim"- Los Angeles Times","bald-faced lies","brazen arrogance","the modern world with its quick material successes and insolent belief in the boundless possibilities of progress"- Bertrand Russell"
    • adj brassy tastelessly showy "a flash car","a flashy ring","garish colors","a gaudy costume","loud sport shirts","a meretricious yet stylish book","tawdry ornaments"
    • adj brassy resembling the sound of a brass instrument
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Additional illustrations & photos:

DRIVER AND BRASSY. TOP OF THE SWING DRIVER AND BRASSY. TOP OF THE SWING
DRIVER AND BRASSY. TOP OF THE SWING. FROM BEHIND DRIVER AND BRASSY. TOP OF THE SWING. FROM BEHIND
DRIVER AND BRASSY. FINISH OF THE SWING DRIVER AND BRASSY. FINISH OF THE SWING
DRIVER AND BRASSY. STANCE WHEN PLAYING FOR A SLICE DRIVER AND BRASSY. STANCE WHEN PLAYING FOR A SLICE
DRIVER AND BRASSY. TOP OF THE SWING WHEN PLAYING FOR A SLICE DRIVER AND BRASSY. TOP OF THE SWING WHEN PLAYING FOR A SLICE
DRIVER AND BRASSY. FINISH WHEN PLAYING FOR A SLICE DRIVER AND BRASSY. FINISH WHEN PLAYING FOR A SLICE
DRIVER AND BRASSY. PLAYING FOR A PULL. STANCE DRIVER AND BRASSY. PLAYING FOR A PULL. STANCE
DRIVER AND BRASSY. TOP OF THE SWING WHEN PLAYING FOR A PULL DRIVER AND BRASSY. TOP OF THE SWING WHEN PLAYING FOR A PULL

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Brassy (Golf) A wooden club soled with brass.
    • Brassy Impudent; impudently bold.
    • Brassy Of or pertaining to brass; having the nature, appearance, or hardness, of brass.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • brassy Pertaining to or having any of the qualities of brass; brazen: chiefly used in a derogatory sense: as, a brassy taste; the coloring is brassy.
    • brassy Brazen-faced; impudent.
    • n brassy A Scotch name of the bib, a gadoid fish.
    • n brassy A wooden golf-club shod with brass on the sole.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Brassy a wooden golf-club with a brass sole
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. braes; prob. related to Sw. brasa, fire.

Usage

In literature:

And she changed her name, too, as brassy as you please.
"Aunt Jane's Nieces at Work" by Edith Van Dyne
Life had a brassy ring.
"V. V.'s Eyes" by Henry Sydnor Harrison
Yellow Mr. Screw shot a lurid glance from his brassy little eyes.
"Doctor Claudius, A True Story" by F. Marion Crawford
Brassy-looking, ugly, bent pins, as big as skewers, stuck in horizontally.
"Verner's Pride" by Mrs. Henry Wood
Little cooling breezes fluttered along the lake shore, banishing the last trace of that brassy heat.
"Burned Bridges" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
Tuesday dawned hot and windless, a scarlet sun coming up in a hard, brassy sky.
"Little Fuzzy" by Henry Beam Piper
The sun shone down, brassy and hot, and Robert, standing upon the deck, looked at the sails flapping idly above.
"The Sun Of Quebec" by Joseph A. Altsheler
But that mouth-organ's rather brassy, and it makes my lips sore.
"The Prairie Wife" by Arthur Stringer
Brassy yellow hair spilled over a girl's face, and her breath slammed out of her throat as she hit.
"Police Your Planet" by Lester del Rey
The sharp, brassy report was reverberated from the dark mountains on the starboard side in a wonderfully distinct echo.
"Left on Labrador" by Charles Asbury Stephens
Their second shots were better, though Pip as usual got farther with his cleek than Elsie with her brassie.
""Pip"" by Ian Hay
The brassy gold on her hair showed gray against her temples.
"My Actor-Husband" by Anonymous
Note the brassy tone of the early golden stain used in the architecture.
"Stained Glass Tours in England" by Charles Hitchcock Sherrill
There is the Silver Maid, and the Copper, and the Brassy Maid, and others of them.
"The Ordeal of Richard Feverel" by George Meredith
Then there was a ringing, brassy cough.
"The Blind Mother and The Last Confession" by Hall Caine
They are dry, as a rule, rather harsh and inclined to be brassy.
"Psychotherapy" by James J. Walsh
But my brassie I consider a reckless creature.
"Hints to Pilgrims" by Charles Stephen Brooks
There was such a brassy boldness in the responsive stare that I was compelled to shut my eyes.
"Memoirs of a Midget" by Walter de la Mare
The fender was very great and brassy.
"Kipps" by H. G. Wells
Brassies (guaranteed not to top).
"Post-Impressions" by Simeon Strunsky
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In poetry:

"Our means were small; we risked them all
This famous race to win,
So we can take a shop and make
Our bread - one must begin.
We're not afraid; Jack has his trade:
He's bright as brassy pin.
"Rivera Honeymoon" by Robert W Service
Savage sun and brassy sky,
Rocks from which no waters sprung,
Was it for this we gave to die
All our beautiful, our young
Dear dead darlings sacrificed?
Thou, -- wilt Thou repay, Lord Christ?
"Lament" by Katharine Tynan
Flower, flower the people's fusion,
O light in zenith, the coupled bud,
And the flame in the flesh's vision.
Out of the sea, the drive of oil,
Socket and grave, the brassy blood,
Flower, flower, all all and all.
"All All And All" by Dylan Thomas
Panting and parched, with muzzles dry and burning,
For cool streams yearning, herds of antelope
Haste where the brassy sky, banked black and high,
Hath clouded promise. "There will be"--they hope--
"Water beyond the tope!"
"Grisma; Or The Season Of Heat" by Edwin Arnold
I, in my intricate image, stride on two levels,
Forged in man's minerals, the brassy orator
Laying my ghost in metal,
The scales of this twin world tread on the double,
My half ghost in armour hold hard in death's corridor,
To my man-iron sidle.
"I, In My Intricate Image" by Dylan Thomas

In news:

One thing to know about your book club: The Bold and Brassy Book Group was organized by Nancy Lischer in 1998.
Loaded with brassy oompah and no shortage of chutzpah, Balkan Beat Box bring back their unapologetic gypsyelectrofunkcircus on their sophomore release, Nu Med.
Boise Baroque gets brassy this weekend with Telemann's concertos for French horn and trumpet, and guest soloists from the Boise Philharmonic — Dan Meier and Justin Stamps, pictured.
Brunet (When Pigs Fly) provides brassy, bold visuals for this bumpy adaptation of Braunstein's 1967 folk song, famously performed by Peter, Paul, and Mary.
Sure, Carrie Underwood might have lost out to brassy spitfire Miranda Lambert at the 46th Country Music Association Awards in Nashville last week.
HOLIDAZE Hanukkah done, artfully Members of the brassy, world-beat-minded West Philly Orchestra are in a klezmer state of mind for the "Art After 5".
Howard Hawks's grand, brassy 1953 musical about two girls from Little Rock—Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell—gone gold digging in Paris.
This unfiltered ale has a murky, brassy appearance.
Jackson refines the rhymes for DJ Davis' Brassy Knoll band.
The Fort Worth band offered a brassy take on hard-rock classics.
From brassy to trashy, the Hollywood Palladium has a storied history of big bands blowing away small audiences.
Indie pop wrapped in brassy tropicalia, or Os Mutantes meets Harper's Bazaar.
Ari Graynor, in the comedy "For a Good Time, Call," has the brassy energy of a young Bette Midler.
Big and brassy, with an unabashed, bass beat for life.
When you're dealing with tales as upfront and brassy as the Grimm tales , a little contemporary commentary is more than welcome.
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