- moody; gloomy.
- inclined to sit on eggs: a broody hen.
Origin of broody
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Examples from the Web for broodiness
- moody; meditative; introspective
- (of poultry) wishing to sit on or hatch eggs
- informal (of a woman) wishing to have a baby of her own
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Word Origin and History for broodiness
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