impertinent; impudent; tactless:a brash young man.
hasty; rash; impetuous.
energetic or highly spirited, esp. in an irreverent way; zesty:a brash new musical.
(used esp. of wood) brittle.
a pile or stack of loose fragments or debris, as of rocks or hedge clippings.
OceanographySee brash ice.
Pathologyheartburn (def. 1).
a sudden shower or burst of rain.
any sudden, minor sickness or indisposition, esp. of the digestive tract.
an assault; attack.
1400–50; (noun, nominal) late Middle English brass(c)he a slap, crash, perh. blend of, blended brok(e) (Old English broc breach, fragment, sickness; akin to break) and dasch smashing blow; see dash1; (adjective, adjectival) in sense "brittle,'' derivative of noun, nominal; in sense "hasty'' by confusion with rash1
2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged reckless, overhasty, imprudent, foolhardy, precipitate.
2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged cautious, wary, prudent, careful.