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brass

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Etymology

Old English braes.

Noun

Singular
brass

Plural
es

brass (es)
  1. An metallic alloy of copper and zinc used in many industrial and plumbing applications.
  2. (music) A class of wind instruments, usually made of metal (such as brass), that use vibrations of the player's lips to produce sound.
  3. Spent shell casings (usually made of brass); the part of the cartridge left over after bullets have been fired.
  4. The colour of brass.
    brass colour:   
  5. (military) (used as a singular or plural noun) High-ranking officers.
    The brass are not going to like this.
    The brass is not going to like this.
  6. (informal) A brave or foolhardy attitude.
    You've got a lot of brass telling me to do that!
  7. (slang; also brass in pocket) Money.
  8. (slang; from brass nail; countable) A prostitute.

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Positive
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  1. (not comparable) Made of brass.
  2. of the colour of brass.
  3. (slang) Bad, annoying.

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