Definition of Brass hat

1. Noun. A high-ranking military officer.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Brass Hat

brasilin
brasilins
brasils
brasofensine
brass
brass-balled
brass-band
brass-neck
brass-necked
brass band
brass buttons
brass farthing
brass farthings
brass founder's ague
brass founder's fever
brass hat (current term)
brass instrument
brass instruments
brass knuckles
brass knucks
brass monkey
brass monkeys
brass neck
brass rat
brass rats
brass ring
brass rings
brass section
brassage
brassages

Literary usage of Brass hat

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1. True Stories of the Great War: Tales of Adventure--heroic Deeds--exploits by Francis Trevelyan Miller (1917)
""This won't do, you know," says brass hat, very severe ; but the pretty ... The brass hat gave me half a crown and said something about being quite as keen ..."

2. True Stories of the Great War: Tales of Adventure--heroic Deeds--exploits by Francis Trevelyan Miller (1917)
""This won't do, you know," says brass hat, very severe ; but the pretty ... The brass hat gave me half a crown and said something about being quite as keen ..."

3. My Second Year of the War by Frederick Palmer (1917)
"Occasionally a brass hat did intimate that the offensive would probably come in the spring of 1917, if not later, and you accepted the information as ..."

4. Gun Fodder: The Diary of Four Years of War by Arthur Hamilton Gibbs (1919)
"One brass hat dug a defence line at infinite expense and labour. ... And then a third brass hat came along and it was all to do over again. ..."

5. On the Heels of De Wet (1902)
"B. " It looks as if Mr brass hat over there is going to dry-nurse me. My orders are to co-operate with him—not to follow him about like a dog at heel. ..."

6. Cavalry of the Clouds by Alan Bott (1917)
""Not at all," said the brass hat from one of our great Dominions of Empire, "I do it every day myself, before breakfast generally. ..."

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