There are 2 definitions of brash in English:

brash1

Syllabification: brash
Pronunciation: /braSH
 
/

adjective

  • 1Self-assertive in a rude, noisy, or overbearing way: he could be brash, cocky, and arrogant
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    • A noisy, brash American, he never knew he was beaten and gave absolutely everything on every point of every game, no matter how apparently hopeless the cause.
    • For me, Australians are too brash, too cocky, too shallow and too plentiful.
    • Some teenagers are rude, brash and nasty; some are not.
  • 1.1Strong, energetic, or irreverent: I like brash, vibrant flavors
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    • Hanger steak is as good as the one in the Paris outpost, sinewy, briny, and full of brash flavor.
    • Some are bright and brash, with worldly flavors.
    • Those who overcome their caution experience Johannesburg as a brash, vibrant fast-talking city which fancies itself as the continent's answer to New York.
  • 1.2(Of a place or thing) having an ostentatious or tasteless appearance: the cafe was a brash new building
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    • The piano was transformed from gentle intimacy to huge, brash vulgarity.
    • It's quite brash and flashy, so I'm sure it will be worth exploring.
    • Paris is mostly familiar to Shanghainese from the movies, no doubt appearing sophisticated and genteel in comparison to the brash cityscape mushrooming around them.

Derivatives

brashly

adverb
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  • These guys have studied every clichéd turn of phrase, whiny affectation and hairdo, and the brashly '80s programming doesn't shuffle the deck enough to hide their derived, contrived strategy.
  • The ‘long-tail effect’, currently making waves from broadcasting to bookselling, is one of those suddenly ubiquitous notions brashly promising a revolution in consumer capitalism.
  • It was a few years later that the decorated building made a last brave stand, Art Deco's Egyptian colonnades and Moderne sunbursts sparkling brashly among dimmer stripped-classical and early modern façades.

brashness

noun
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  • The politeness of the elderly was in marked contrast to the freshness, sometimes brashness, often deliberate, of the young, seen even in their responses to the questionnaire.
  • For I have realized that it is the city's very boldness and brashness that clearly identifies it as truly Chinese.
  • The tree is typically Carioca in its brashness and audacity, but despite the city's fondness for it, Rio is not famed for its yuletide.

Origin

early 19th century (originally dialect); perhaps a form of rash1.

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There are 2 definitions of brash in English:

brash2

Syllabification: brash
Pronunciation: /
 
braSH/

noun

  • 1A mass of fragments, in particular.
  • 1.1Loose broken rock or ice.
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    • This image shows icebergs and brash ice along the shore of western Greenland.
    • During the same time, measurements of the brash ice depth and water temperature were made from a Coast Guard icebreaker.
    • A brash ice jam in the South Channel of the St. Clair River was profiled in February 1987 using a helicopter-borne short-pulse radar operating in the UHF band near 500 MHz.

Origin

late 18th century: of unknown origin.

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