brash´ly

brash´ly
brash1 «brash», adjective, noun.
–adj.
1. showing lack of respect; impudent; saucy: »

a very brash young man. Many are brash, but few are brave (Harper's).

2. hasty; rash: »

a brash act.

–n.
1. an attack of illness.
2. a rash or eruption.
3. = water brash. (Cf.water brash)
4. a burst of rain and wind.
[origin uncertain]
brash´ly, adverb.
brash´ness, noun.
brash2 «brash», noun, adjective.
–n.
1. a mass of loose, broken rock.
2. fragments of crushed ice drifted together.
3. clippings from hedging and pruning.
4. British Dialect. broken or refuse boughs, twigs, etc.
–adj.
U.S. and British Dialect. easily broken; brittle: »

brash timber.

[perhaps < Old French breche < Germanic (compare Old High German brecha fracture)]

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