brickle

[brik-uh l]
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adjective Midland and Southern U.S.

easily broken; brittle.

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
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