\ äⁿˈbrȯs \

Definition of en brosse

: in a manner resembling the short erect bristles of a brush used of a man's hair stylehis black hair … stood up en brosse— Hugh Walpolehis very thick graying hair en brosse added an extra inch to his stature— Kathryn Grondahl

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French, literally, in the manner of a brush

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“En brosse.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/en%20brosse. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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