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brass

1. noun, slang High-ranking officers or officials, especially in the military. The brass came in and assumed command of the whole operation.
2. noun, informal Bold, brazen, or impudent self-confidence. I can't believe he had the brass to demand a raise, right there in the middle of the meeting!
3. noun, slang Money. Primarily heard in UK. He just flashed a little brass, and the security guard let us through.
4. noun, slang A prostitute. From Cockney rhyming slang, in which "brass" is a shortening of "brass flute," "brass door," "brass dart," or "brass nail," which rhyme with "prostitute," "whore," "tart," and "tail," respectively. Primarily heard in UK. It's no surprise to me that the only woman a scumbag like him can get is a brass.

brassed

Irritated, disgruntled, or exasperated. Primarily heard in UK. John's just a bit brassed with us at the moment, so let's leave him alone.
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brass

n. high-ranking military or civilian officers. (see also top brass.) We’ll see what the brass has to say first.

brassed

verb
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