adjective, broad·er, broad·est.
- Usually Offensive. a term used to refer to a woman.
- a promiscuous woman.
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OTHER WORDS FROM broadbroad·ish, adjectivebroad·ly, adverbo·ver·broad, adjective
Definition for broad (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for broad
It's the broadest hint yet that Prince George may soon have a baby sibling.
That indeed would soon metamorphose into the strongest and broadest economic expansion since World War II.
The GDP report profits the broadest barometer of economic performance.
In the broadest sense of the term, we didn't build anything.
They include stimulating economic growth for the broadest portion of our population.A Racially Polarized Election Augurs Ill for Barack Obama’s Second Term|Joel Kotkin|November 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
His silken yellow hair fell in heavy curls on a pair of the broadest shoulders in the dale.Erling the Bold|R.M. Ballantyne
The situation needs the broadest study and outlook and the united judgment of the best minds in the city.
The fourth joint is the broadest, and twice as broad as the constricted mouth.
He had stretched out across the broadest part of the branch.Into the Primitive|Robert Ames Bennet
In the former the last whorl is broadest, in the latter the penultimate.Our British Snails|John William Horsley
British Dictionary definitions for broad (1 of 2)
- of or relating to a type of pronunciation transcription in which symbols correspond approximately to phonemes without taking account of allophonic variations
- broad a the long vowel in English words such as father, half, as represented in the received pronunciation of Southern British English
- a girl or woman
- a prostitute
Derived forms of broadbroadly, adverbbroadness, noun
Word Origin for broad
British Dictionary definitions for broad (2 of 2)
Idioms and Phrases with broad
In addition to the idioms beginning with broad
- broad daylight
- broad in the beam
- broad shoulders, have
- can't hit the broad side of a barn