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  • Speaking of eye-catching style, the red logo that accompanies this frame is bold and brash, perfect for the man who loves the world of the sea.
  • Cutrone may seem a little bit brash, but you just have to love her for speaking exactly what’s on her mind, all the time.
  • The Virgo can’t stand brash Aquarius’ nature, but does flourish in the company of a Capricorn, Cancer, Taurus or Scorpio.
  • Undefeated, the band went away to rethink their style, and 1992’s ‘Pop Scene’ revealed a new, brash approach to music.
  • Her brash attitude made her a fan favorite (or at least, the girl everyone loved to hate) on the first season of Flavor of Love, and when Flav rejected her for Hoopz in the season finale many people were shocked.
  • Aries men are typically bold and brash, and they need an equally adventurous and forward thinking partner to keep the fires of desire burning bright.
  • Julia Roberts won an Academy Award in 2001 for her portrayal of the brash, no-holds-barred Erin Brockovich in the movie of the same title.
  • Seen on everything from fitted coats to sexy column dresses, plaid made a sudden shift from prim and proper to bold and brash.
  • On descending into the substratum the finer material decreases and more stones are met with; farther down are seen larger fragments of unaltered rock closely packed, and this brash or rubble grades insensibly into the unbroken rock below.
  • Besides the collections of ogams by Brash (1879) and Ferguson (1887), a new collection by Mr R.

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Definition of ‘brash’

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brash

(bræʃ
)

Word forms: comparative brasher
, superlative brashest

adjective

If you describe someone or their behaviour as brash, you disapprove of them because you think that they are too confident and aggressive .

[disapproval]

On stage she seems hard, brash and uncompromising.
Synonyms: bold , forward , rude , arrogant   More Synonyms of brash

brashly
adverb [ADVERB with verb, ADVERB adjective]

I brashly announced to the group that NATO needed to be turned around.
brashness
uncountable noun

He was a typical showman with a brashness bordering on arrogance.
COBUILD Advanced English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers
Word Frequency







brash in British 1

(bræʃ
)

adjective

1. 

tastelessly or offensively loud , showy , or bold
2. 

hasty ; rash
3. 

impudent
Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers
Derived forms

brashly (ˈbrashly)

adverb
brashness (ˈbrashness)

noun
Word origin of ‘brash’

C19: perhaps influenced by rash1

Word Frequency







brash in British 2

(bræʃ
)

noun

loose rubbish , such as broken rock, hedge clippings , etc; debris

Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers
Word origin of ‘brash’

C18: of unknown origin

Word Frequency







brash in British 3

(bræʃ
)

noun

pathology another name for heartburn
Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers
Word origin of ‘brash’

C16: perhaps of imitative origin

Word Frequency







brash in American 1

(bræʃ
; brash)

adjective

1. 

brittle or fragile , as some wood
2. 

hasty and reckless ; rash; impetuous
3. 

offensively bold; pushing , presumptuous , impudent, etc.
noun

4. 

pyrosis

5.  Scottish

a sudden shower
Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.
Derived forms

brashly (ˈbrashly)

adverb
brashness (ˈbrashness)

noun
Word origin of ‘brash’

orig. Brit dial.; < ?

Word Frequency







brash in American 2

(bræʃ
; brash)

noun

broken pieces or fragments , as of rock or floating ice
Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.
Word origin of ‘brash’

Fr brèche < OHG brecha, fragment < brehhan, to break

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Loud, brash but always entertaining . The Sun (2017)Is big and brash or boutique the new style of cruising ? Times, Sunday Times (2010)When he was young he was brash and always mouthing off. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He was confident but not brash and open without being too gushing . The Sun (2011)They can be quite loud and brash. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The grey squirrel is brash, bold and better designed than the indigenous model . Times, Sunday Times (2006) Loyalty to the existing , or a bold and brash new look ? Times, Sunday Times (2014)The car was bold, brash and brimming with power. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The secret to this is what lies beneath its big, brash body. Times, Sunday Times (2015) London is big, brash and bold. Times, Sunday Times (2013)In our neck of the woods , weddings are meant to be big and brash. The Sun (2008)Once a young, brash president of a growing corporation was being dangerously extravagant . Christianity Today (2000)It was then a big, brash and confident broadsheet with a circulation of more than four million . Times, Sunday Times (2006)I found her behaviour brash, shocking and entirely irresistible . Times, Sunday Times (2013)Nor could the acoustic : no sign here of the brash American sound. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It’s all very bright , brash and noisy . Times, Sunday Times (2009)Former colleagues say he’s bright, brash and ambitious . Times, Sunday Times (2007)Be bold, brash, confident and cavalier as you turn hopes and dreams into realities . The Sun (2015)It might have been brash once – new houses tend to be, like the people who build them. Times, Sunday Times (2008)

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Translations for ‘brash’

British English: brash ADJECTIVE

If you describe someone or their behaviour as brash, you disapprove of them because you think that they are too confident and aggressive.
On stage she seems hard, brash, and uncompromising.
  • American English: brash
  • Brazilian Portuguese: grosseiro
  • Chinese: 自以为是的
  • European Spanish: tosco
  • French: effronté
  • German: dreist
  • Italian: sfacciato
  • Japanese: 厚かましい
  • Korean: 자신만만한
  • European Portuguese: grosseiro
  • Spanish: tosco

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Main definitions of brash in English

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brash1

adjective

  • 1Self-assertive in a rude, noisy, or overbearing way.

    ‘he was brash, cocky, and arrogant’
    • ‘They were loud, brash, and obnoxious, and Tanj couldn’t imagine how they’d been admitted to the auction.’
    • ‘You may lie on the beach cursing the brash, noisy idiots who zoom up and down the coast disturbing your hangover.’
    • ‘Americans love a winner, and after years of muted reactions from fans and media alike here, the sisters have finally gone from being brash upstarts to all-American champions in the public imagination.’
    • ‘A noisy, brash American, he never knew he was beaten and gave absolutely everything on every point of every game, no matter how apparently hopeless the cause.’
    • ‘Maybe it’s time we dropped the charade and accepted that we’re as brash and pushy as any New York cabbie ever was.’
    • ‘Some teenagers are rude, brash and nasty; some are not.’
    • ‘It may be simply because they were all similar to the profile of corrupt officers that I’ve seen in the past, who seem to be invariably brash and arrogant and have an interest in gambling and hard living.’
    • ‘In his native England, he’s earned himself a reputation for being brash and arrogant, but he was sincerely bewildered and grateful at the big turn-out for their first Canadian show.’
    • ‘Edwards has been accused in the past of being too brash, arrogant, and selfish, but has made an effort to be more mature and team-oriented.’
    • ‘Carl was now fully enraged with the audacity of the brash detective.’
    • ‘She was portrayed as a bit of a lad, very brash, by music journalists, but really she is very quietly spoken, doesn’t shoot her mouth off, very intelligent and – she’ll hate me for saying this – just very nice.’
    • ‘They come across as quite brash at first, but I soon realised they were vulnerable young men with their hearts set on high-flying football careers.’
    • ‘The struggling scriptwriter is caught in the middle of this dispute, while his pretty wife falls increasingly into the arms of the brash producer.’
    • ‘She was brash and bold and unafraid of rubbing people the wrong way, so he knew that even if he thought she should leave him alone, she wouldn’t, and that was what he needed.’
    • ‘I didn’t really like this new Annabelle at all: she wasn’t her old friendly self, she was hostile, brash and rude and she clearly held a large grudge towards me.’
    • ‘‘Being confident does not mean being brash and aggressive; it means being politely assertive,’ she opines.’
    • ‘This dramatic comedy from 1942 plays off the match of polar opposites, the brash sports reporter Craig and the brilliant political commentator Hepburn.’
    • ‘I had this idea of him being loud and brash when in fact he’s laid back and quiet with this fantastic wit.’
    • ‘Quite funny how this brash and loud student totally changed when he got to meet his hero and started acting all bashful.’
    • ‘For me, Australians are too brash, too cocky, too shallow and too plentiful.’
    self-assertive, assertive, cocksure, full of oneself, self-confident, arrogant, thrusting, bold, as bold as brass, audacious, brazen, brazen-faced

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    1. 1.1 Having an ostentatious or tasteless appearance.
      ‘the cafe was a brash new building’
      • ‘The exposed white appears in a brash yellow field, a pale blue sky and the hide of a large gray cow, unifying the painting, which burns like a summer’s high noon.’
      • ‘The combination of garish cartoon colours and brash graphic quality is totally euphoric.’
      • ‘It was like any other Mediterranean metropolis: loud, brash and hot.’
      • ‘I’m especially partial to looking at the buildings which hover above the brash and uniform shop fronts in most British town centres – like looking through someone’s drawers, you get an insight to the true character of a place.’
      • ‘Billboards advertising assorted Americana jostle for position with US-style shopping malls and brash, brutalist hotels.’
      • ‘The inspector said in his report that, while not ideal, the colour scheme and lettering on the pub sign were not so unsympathetic or brash as to reduce the special interest of the listed building as a whole.’
      • ‘Visually, it’s an astonishing piece of adrenaline-fuelled cinema at its brash, flashy best.’
      • ‘We might want to live in one we could justifiably call old, or quaint, modern, or minimalist, but we might feel less enthusiastic once we had come to think of the same property as decrepit, poky, brash, or bleak.’
      • ‘Usually, Sydney is rude, brash, and tarty: the New York of the Southern Hemisphere.’
      • ‘The city is bright, brash, and expensive both to those who have to live here and those who come to visit.’
      • ‘It’s quite brash and flashy, so I’m sure it will be worth exploring.’
      • ‘It is an image that is brash, arrogant, ruthless, cold and heartless.’
      • ‘Paris is mostly familiar to Shanghainese from the movies, no doubt appearing sophisticated and genteel in comparison to the brash cityscape mushrooming around them.’
      • ‘The piano was transformed from gentle intimacy to huge, brash vulgarity.’
      • ‘Then, in late winter or early spring, clusters of brash, bright purple flowers appear: I just know that if they came at any other time of the year, I would hate them!’
      • ‘A brash modern building, it may not have the atmosphere of the Art Nouveau building next door, but it creates its own style with high balconies surrounding the lobby covered in lush greenery.’
      • ‘Critics say it’s tacky, noisy, and stuck in a time warp, those of us who love it agree with all that, that’s what it’s all about, being big, brash, gaudy and over the top.’
      • ‘‘They’ are political advertisements, noisy, brash things that permeate the landscape every election cycle.’
      garish, gaudy, loud, over-bright, ostentatious, showy, flamboyant, flashy, vulgar, tasteless, tawdry

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Origin

Early 19th century (originally dialect); perhaps a form of rash.

Pronunciation

brash

/braʃ/

Main definitions of brash in English

: brash1 brash2

brash2

noun

mass noun

  • 1Loose broken rock or ice.

    as modifier ‘brash ice’
    • ‘After two days of being locked in by brash ice at Spring Point, we’re finally on the move again.’
    • ‘During the same time, measurements of the brash ice depth and water temperature were made from a Coast Guard icebreaker.’
    • ‘This image shows icebergs and brash ice along the shore of western Greenland.’
    • ‘The report concludes that these antennas can be used to determine sheet ice thickness and to supply information to help in the detection of brash ice.’
    • ‘A brash ice jam in the South Channel of the St. Clair River was profiled in February 1987 using a helicopter-borne short-pulse radar operating in the UHF band near 500 MHz.’
    • ‘A subsurface impulse radar system on board a cutter was used to measure brash ice thickness in the Great Lakes.’
  • 2Clippings from hedges, shrubs, or other plants.

    ‘cutting up the timber and burning the brash’
    • ‘The heather brash – heather which has been cut in the autumn and baled, loaded with seeds – is spread to create a mulch or microclimate, protecting the peat’
    • ‘The spreading of heather brash has become a yearly task at the Marsden estate, near Huddersfield, to control erosion which is exacerbated by grazing and trampling.’
    • ‘The amount of brash available can depend on a number of factors.’
    • ‘Brash retention alone appears unlikely to provide sufficient nutrition for optimum long-term tree growth on poorer sites.’
    • ‘The operator raises them every 4-5 metres to release the gathered brash.’
    • ‘Brash removal, particularly from nutrient poor sites, represents a substantial source of nutrients while its removal may also lead to soil acidification.’

Origin

Late 18th century: of unknown origin.

Pronunciation

brash

/braʃ/

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