brusk; chiefly Brit bro͝osk, bryo͝osk
Rough and abrupt in manner or speech; curt.
Webster's New World
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Origin of Brusque
French lively, fierce from Italian brusco coarse, rough from Late Latin brūscum perhaps blend of Latin rūscus butcher's broom, Late Latin brūcus heather briar1
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From French brusque, from Italian brusco (“rude, sharp, sour”); origin unknown.
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