brassier; brassiest
1
a
: shamelessly bold
a brassy reporter
2
: resembling brass especially in color
3
: resembling the sound of a brass instrument
brassily adverb
brassiness noun

Example Sentences

a brassy customer insisted on arriving late and still being taken first
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Word History

First Known Use

1596, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of brassy was in 1596

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“Brassy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brassy. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

brassier; brassiest
1
a
: shamelessly bold
b
: unruly
2
: resembling brass especially in color
3
: resembling the sound of a brass instrument
brassily adverb
brassiness noun

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