Sounding harsh and loud, like brass cymbals or brass instruments.
- to act in a bold way as if one need not be ashamed
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Brazen
- brazen it out
Origin of Brazen
Sense was originally literally “of brass”; figurative verb sense "brazen it out" (face impudently) from 1550s, and adjective sense “impudent” from 1570s. Figurative sense perhaps evoking “face unmoving, not showing shame”.
Middle English brasen made of brass from Old English bræsen from bræs brass
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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