brass hat


Definition of brass hat

: a member of the brass

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Recent Examples on the Web Corruption allegations against junta brass hats have stoked public fury. Time, "Thailand’s Leader Promised to Restore Democracy. Instead He's Tightening His Grip," 21 June 2018 As for the North Korean military, Kim Su Gil in May was appointed the new chairman of the KPA’s General Political Bureau, thus its de facto top brass hat. Charlie Campbell / Beijing, Time, "All Signs Suggest North Korea's Kim Jong Un Really Wants to Make a Deal," 8 June 2018

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First Known Use of brass hat

1893, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for brass hat

from the gold braid worn on the cap

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The first known use of brass hat was in 1893

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“Brass hat.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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