[broh-shoo r, -shur]


a pamphlet or leaflet.

Nearby words

  1. broch,
  2. brochantite,
  3. broche,
  4. brochette,
  5. brocho,
  6. broché,
  7. brock,
  8. brockage,
  9. brocken,
  10. brocken bow

Origin of brochure

1755–65; < French, derivative of brocher to stitch (a book). See broach, -ure Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for brochure



a pamphlet or booklet, esp one containing summarized or introductory information or advertising

Word Origin for brochure

C18: from French, from brocher to stitch (a book)

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Word Origin and History for brochure



1748, "pamphlet; short written work stitched together," from French brochure "a stitched work," from brocher "to stitch" (sheets together), from Old French brochier "to prick, jab, pierce," from broche "pointed tool, awl" (see broach (n.)).

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