American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Made of or decorated with brass.
- adj. Resembling brass, as in color.
- adj. Music Resembling or characterized by the sound of brass instruments: "The band was now playing some brassy march” ( Robert Penn Warren).
- adj. Cheap and showy; flashy.
- adj. Informal Brazen; insolent.
- n. Variant of brassie.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or having any of the qualities of brass; brazen: chiefly used in a derogatory sense: as, a brassy taste; the coloring is brassy.
- Brazen-faced; impudent.
- n. A Scotch name of the bib, a gadoid fish.
- n. A wooden golf-club shod with brass on the sole.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to brass; having the nature, appearance, or hardness, of brass.
- adj. colloq. Impudent; impudently bold.
- n. (Golf) A wooden club soled with brass.
- adj. resembling the sound of a brass instrument
- adj. tastelessly showy
- adj. unrestrained by convention or propriety
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