Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A mass or pile of rubble, refuse, or fragments, as of stone, brush, or ice.
  • adjective Presumptuously forward; impudent: synonym: shameless.
  • adjective Hasty or unrestrained without regard for consequences.
  • adjective Arresting, pronounced, or ostentatious.
  • adjective Brittle.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To break to pieces; smash: as, he brashed in the door.
  • To disturb; disorder; break up the order or comfort of.
  • To assault; attack.
  • Impetuous; rash; hasty in temper.
  • To run headlong.
  • noun A shower.
  • noun A crash.
  • noun An assault; an attack.
  • noun An effort; a short turn of work.
  • noun A confused heap of fragments.
  • noun A transient fit of sickness.
  • noun A rash or eruption.
  • noun Acidity in the mouth occasioned by a disordered stomach. Also called water-brash.
  • noun A violent push.
  • Brittle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Colloq., U. S. Brittle, as wood or vegetables.
  • adjective Hasty in temper; impetuous.
  • noun A rash or eruption; a sudden or transient fit of sickness.
  • noun Prov. Eng. Refuse boughs of trees; also, the clippings of hedges.
  • noun (Geol.) Broken and angular fragments of rocks underlying alluvial deposits.
  • noun Broken fragments of ice.
  • noun (Med.) an affection characterized by a spasmodic pain or hot sensation in the stomach with a rising of watery liquid into the mouth; pyrosis.
  • noun (Med.) a severe form of diarrhea which sometimes attacks children just weaned.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective impetuous or rash
  • adjective insensitive or tactless
  • adjective impudent or shameless
  • noun Leaf litter of small leaves and little twigs as found under a hedge.
  • noun A rash or eruption; a sudden or transient fit of sickness.
  • noun geology Broken and angular rock fragments underlying alluvial deposits.
  • noun Broken fragments of ice.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective offensively bold

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Perhaps an alteration of French brèche, breach in a wall, from Italian breccia; see breccia.]

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Possibly imitative (influenced by rash) or from brash, attack.]

Examples

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  • brash a pile of loose fragmented land

    February 3, 2007

  • JM dropped his brash collection and broke everything.

    April 25, 2011