- The definition of brash is someone or something with an abrasive, tacky, self-serving or rude manner.
- An example of someone who would be described as brash is a person who storms into a restaurant and starts demanding everyone cater to him.
- An example of something that would be described as brash is a large, ostentatious and tacky building.
- brittle or fragile, as some wood
- hasty and reckless; rash; impetuous
- offensively bold; pushing, presumptuous, impudent, etc.
Origin: origin, originally British dialect, dialectal ; ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
- Scot. a sudden shower
Origin: French brèche ; from Old High German brecha, fragment ; from brehhan, to break
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adjective brash·er, brash·est
- a. Hasty and unthinking; impetuous.b. Rash.
- Lacking in sensitivity or tact.
- Presumptuously forward; impudent. See Synonyms at shameless.
- Brittle: brash timbers.
Origin: Possibly imitative (influenced by rash1) or from brash, attack.
- brashˈly adverb
- brashˈness noun
Origin: Perhaps an alteration of French brèche, breach in a wall, from Italian breccia; see breccia.