brash

brash
brash1 [brash]
adj.
[orig. Brit dial.; < ?]
1. brittle or fragile, as some wood
2. hasty and reckless; rash; impetuous
3. offensively bold; pushing, presumptuous, impudent, etc.
n.
1. PYROSIS
2. Scot. a sudden shower
brashly
adv.
brashness
n.
brash2 [brash]
n.
[Fr brèche < OHG brecha, fragment < brehhan, to BREAK]
broken pieces or fragments, as of rock or floating ice

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