[ brik-uh l ]
/ ˈbrɪk əl /

adjective Midland and Southern U.S.

easily broken; brittle.

Nearby words

  1. brickie,
  2. bricking,
  3. brickkiln,
  4. bricklayer,
  5. bricklaying,
  6. brickmaking,
  7. brickner's position,
  8. bricks and clicks,
  9. bricks and mortar,
  10. bricks shy of a load

Origin of brickle

before 1000; British dial., Scots; late Middle English bryckell, Old English -brycel tending to break, equivalent to bryc- (mutated past participle stem of brecan to break) + -el adj. suffix

Related formsbrick·le·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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