brassy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

brass +‎ -y

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

brassy (comparative brassier, superlative brassiest)

  1. Resembling brass.
    The cup had a brassy color.
  2. (informal) Impudent; impudently bold.
    Don't get brassy with me, young lady!
  3. Unfeeling; pitiless.
  4. Harsh in tone.
    an organ stop with a brassy tone

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Noun[edit]

brassy (plural brassies)

  1. Alternative form of brassie (type of golf club)
  2. Kyphosus vaigiensis, a fish found in southeast Asia.