Definitions

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

  • adj. Hasty and unthinking; impetuous.
  • adj. Rash.
  • adj. Lacking in sensitivity or tact.
  • adj. Presumptuously forward; impudent. See Synonyms at shameless.
  • adj. Brittle: brash timbers.
  • n. A mass or pile of rubble, refuse, or fragments, as of stone, brush, or ice.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Hasty in temper; impetuous.
  • adj. Brittle, as wood or vegetables.
  • n. A rash or eruption; a sudden or transient fit of sickness.
  • n. Refuse boughs of trees; also, the clippings of hedges.
  • n. Broken and angular fragments of rocks underlying alluvial deposits.
  • n. Broken fragments of ice.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • adj. offensively bold

Etymologies

Possibly imitative (influenced by rash1) or from brash, attack.
Perhaps an alteration of French br├Ęche, breach in a wall, from Italian breccia; see breccia.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • JM dropped his brash collection and broke everything.

    April 25, 2011

  • brash a pile of loose fragmented land

    February 3, 2007