[broh-shey; French braw-shey]
noun, plural bro·chés [broh-sheyz; French braw-shey] /broʊˈʃeɪz; French brɔˈʃeɪ/.
  1. a pinstripe woven in the warp direction of fabric used in the manufacture of clothing.

Origin of broché

1470–80; < French, past participle of brocher to emboss (linen), weave (cloth) with a figure. See broach, brocade Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for broché


  1. woven with a raised design, as brocade

Word Origin for broché

C19: from French brocher to brocade, stitch; see broach 1
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