adjective brack·ish \ˈbra-kish\

: somewhat salty

Full Definition of BRACKISH

:  somewhat salty <brackish water>
a :  not appealing to the taste <brackish tea>
b :  repulsive
brack·ish·ness noun

Examples of BRACKISH

  1. <the office coffee is often some brackish brew that's been sitting around for a couple of hours>
  2. <the river becomes brackish as we approach the tidemark>

Origin of BRACKISH

Dutch brac salty; akin to Middle Low German brac salty
First Known Use: 1538

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Rhymes with BRACKISH

BRACKISHNESS Defined for Kids


adjective brack·ish \ˈbra-kish\

Definition of BRACKISH for Kids

:  somewhat salty <brackish water>


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