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brash1 / brash/ • adj. self-assertive in a rude, noisy, or overbearing way: he could be brash, cocky, and arrogant. ∎  strong, energetic, or irreverent: I like brash, vibrant flavors. ∎  (of a place or thing) having an ostentatious or tasteless appearance: the cafe was a brash new building. DERIVATIVES: brash·ly adv. brash·ness n. brash2 • n. a mass of fragments, in particular: ∎  loose broken ice.

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Brash

a mass of fragments or debris; a sudden outburst of rain.

Examples: brash of bitter waters, 1856; of hedge clippings; of ice, 1837; of rain, 1849; of twigs; of stone; of wooing, 1724.

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brash A forester's term, meaning to cut off the lower branches of young trees, especially conifers, in plantations.

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brash A foresters' term, meaning to cut off the lower branches of young trees, especially conifers, in plantations.

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brash brittle XVI; rash, impetuous XIX; ‘raw’, showy XX; of unkn. orig.

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