Definition for broads (2 of 2)
adjective, broad·er, broad·est.
- Usually Offensive. a term used to refer to a woman.
- a promiscuous woman.
Origin of broad
SYNONYMS FOR broad
ANTONYMS FOR broad
Related formsbroad·ish, adjectivebroad·ly, adverbo·ver·broad, adjective
Examples from the Web for broads
I cannot do more than cursorily mention the abundant life which teems amid the Broads.
Although many thousands know well the district of the Broads, yet to the bulk of people it is still a terra incognita.
These Broads are large shallow lakes, connected with the rivers, and are many of them navigable.
For it is quite clear that journeys by rail cannot show one the life of the Broads.
Here and there amid the wide extent of marsh are large lakes or lagoons, which are locally termed "broads."The Swan and Her Crew|George Christopher Davies
British Dictionary definitions for broads (1 of 2)
pl n the Broads
British Dictionary definitions for broads (2 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 Formsbroadly, adverbbroadness, noun
Word Origin for broad
Idioms and Phrases with broads
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