Etymology
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brassy (adj.)

"impudent," 1570s, from brass (n.) + -y (2). Compare brazen. Literal sense of "coated with brass" is from 1580s. Sense of "debased and pretentious" is from 1580s, from brass as contrasted with gold; sense of "strident and artificial" is from 1865. Related: Brassily; brassiness.

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Definitions of brassy

brassy (adj.)
resembling the sound of a brass instrument;
Synonyms: brasslike
brassy (adj.)
tastelessly showy;
brassy (adj.)
unrestrained by convention or propriety; "the most bodacious display of tourism this side of Anaheim"- Los Angeles Times; "the modern world with its quick material successes and insolent belief in the boundless possibilities of progress"- Bertrand Russell;
Synonyms: audacious / barefaced / bodacious / bald-faced / brazen / brazen-faced / insolent
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