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brodie

[broh-dee]
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noun (sometimes initial capital letter) Slang.
  1. a suicidal or daredevil leap; wild dive: to do a brodie from a high ledge.
  2. a complete failure; flop.
  3. a severe vehicular skid.
  4. a sharp reversal in a vehicle's direction by sudden application of the brakes and wrenching of the steering wheel.
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Origin of brodie

after Steve Brodie, who claimed that he jumped from the Brooklyn Bridge in 1886
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