Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Brazen \BREY-zuhn\ , adjective;
1. Shameless or impudent
2. Made of brass

According to Etymonline.com:
This is an Old English word bræsen meaning "of brass" from bræs "brass" + -en. The figurative sense of "hardened in effrontery" is from the 1570's as brazen face, which possibly suggested a face that could not show shame. To brazen it out "face impudently" is from the 1550's.

*Today's word and the first definition were both taken from Dictionary.com's 'Word of the Day' for Tuesday, December 14

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