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bradded

[brad-id]
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  1. having brads.
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Origin of bradded

First recorded in 1785–95; brad + -ed3

brad

[brad]
noun
  1. a slender wire nail having either a small, deep head or a projection to one side of the head end.
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verb (used with object), brad·ded, brad·ding.
  1. to fasten with brads.
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Origin of brad

1425–75; late Middle English brad, dialectal variant of Middle English brod(d) sprout, shoot, nail < Old Norse braddr, cognate with Old English brord spike (see braird)
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brad

noun
  1. a small tapered nail having a small head that is either symmetrical or formed on one side only
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Word Origin

Old English brord point, prick; related to Old Norse broddr spike, sting, Old High German brort edge
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Word Origin and History for bradded

brad

n.

"small wire nail," late 13c., brod, from Old Norse broddr "spike, point, arrow," from Proto-Germanic *brozda- (cf. Old English brord "point, prick, blade of grass," Old High German brort "point, edge, crown"), from PIE *bhrs-dh-, from root *bhars- "projectile, point, bristle" (see bristle (n.)).

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