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broadus

[ broh-duhs ]
/ ˈbroʊ dəs /
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noun, plural broa·dus·es.Coastal South Carolina and Georgia.
something given as a bonus; lagniappe.
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Origin of broadus

First recorded in 1905–10; of uncertain origin; akin to Jamaican, Guyanan English braata; apparently from Latin American Spanish barata “bargain” (“sale” in Mexican Spanish ), from barato, barata “cheap,” ultimately derivative of obsolete Spanish baratar “to negotiate, barter”; the origin of the final -us is unclear; see also barrator, barter
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