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Etymology 1Edit

Uncertain. Perhaps from Scots brash, brasch (a violent onset; an attack or assault). Or perhaps related to Dutch bars (stern; strict), German barsch (harsh; unfriendly), Danish barsk (harsh; rough; tough), Swedish barsk (harsh; impetuous).

AdjectiveEdit

brash (comparative brasher or more brash, superlative brashest or most brash)

  1. Impetuous or rash.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Grose to this entry?)
  2. Insensitive or tactless.
  3. Impudent or shameless.
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NounEdit

brash (countable and uncountable, plural brashes)

  1. A rash or eruption; a sudden or transient fit of sickness.
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Etymology 2Edit

Compare American English bresk, brusk (fragile, brittle).

AdjectiveEdit

brash (comparative brasher or more brash, superlative brashest or most brash)

  1. (US, colloquial, dated) Brittle (said e.g. of wood or vegetables).
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Bartlett to this entry?)

NounEdit

brash (countable and uncountable, plural brashes)

  1. Leaf litter of small leaves and little twigs as found under a hedge.
  2. (geology) Broken and angular rock fragments underlying alluvial deposits.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Lyell to this entry?)
  3. Broken fragments of ice.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Kane to this entry?)

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ScotsEdit

NounEdit

brash (plural brashes)

  1. illness, fit

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