en brosse

adverb (or adjective)

: in a manner resembling the short erect bristles of a brush
used of a man's hair style
his black hair … stood up en brosseHugh Walpole
his very thick graying hair en brosse added an extra inch to his statureKathryn Grondahl

Word History


French, literally, in the manner of a brush

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“En brosse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/en%20brosse. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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