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Meaning of BRASH

Pronunciation:  brash

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  offensively bold; "a brash newcomer disputed the age-old rules for admission to the club"; "a nervy thing to say"
  2. [adj]  presumptuously daring; "a daredevil test pilot having the right stuff"

BRASH is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: bold, cheeky, daredevil, forward, nervy, temerarious



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Brash\, a. [Cf. Gael. bras or G. barsch harsh, sharp,
    tart, impetuous, D. barsch, Sw. & Dan. barsk.]
    Hasty in temper; impetuous. --Grose.
  2. \Brash\, a. [Cf. Amer. bresk, brusk, fragile, brittle.]
    Brittle, as wood or vegetables. [Colloq., U. S.] --Bartlett.
  3. \Brash\, n. [See {Brash} brittle.]
    1. A rash or eruption; a sudden or transient fit of sickness.
    2. Refuse boughs of trees; also, the clippings of hedges.
       [Prov. Eng.] --Wright.
    3. (Geol.) Broken and angular fragments of rocks underlying
       alluvial deposits. --Lyell.
    4. Broken fragments of ice. --Kane.
    {Water brash} (Med.), an affection characterized by a
       spasmodic pain or hot sensation in the stomach with a
       rising of watery liquid into the mouth; pyrosis.
    {Weaning brash} (Med.), a severe form of diarrhea which
       sometimes attacks children just weaned.
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