"brass" Definition

  1. money. “Tin” is also used, and so are most forms of metal.
  2. impudence. In 1803 some artillerymen stationed at Norwich were directed to prove some brass ordnance belonging to the city. To the report delivered to the corporation was appended this note:—“_N.B._—It is customary for the corporal to have the old metal when any of the pieces burst.” _Answer._—“The corporation is of opinion that the corporal does not want BRASS.”

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Position in the dictionary: 332 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: brass-knocker, brat, brazen-faced, brazil, bread basket, bread-bags, break one’s back, break shins, break the ice, break up
Previous words in the dictionary: brandy smash, brandy pawnee, bran-new, bramble-gelder, brain-pan, brads, bracelets, brace up, boy, box-harry

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