The definition of brusque is being abrupt in speech or how you act with someone.(adjective)
An example of brusque is when someone asks you a question and you barely give a two word answer or look them in the eye.
See brusque in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr < It brusco < ML bruscus, brushwood; prob. akin to brush, but infl. by It rusco < L ruscum, butcher's-broom
See brusque in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: French, lively, fierce
Origin: , from Italian brusco, coarse, rough
Origin: , from Late Latin brūscum
Origin: , perhaps blend of Latin rūscus, butcher's broom,
Origin: and Late Latin brūcus, heather; see briar 1.
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