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  1. any of several small, red, South American deer of the genus Mazama, having short, unbranched antlers.
  2. the male red deer in the second year, with the first growth of straight horns.
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Origin of brocket

1375–1425; late Middle English broket < Anglo-French broquet, equivalent to broque horn (Medieval Latin broca; see broach) + -et -et
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Historical Examples of brocket

  • I went over to Brocket just now, and found the Palmerstons there.

    The Greville Memoirs (Third Part) Volume I (of II)

    Charles Cavendish Fulke Greville

  • And 's for Biades, he's but A brocket yet, his antlers barely bossed.

  • "That's a good idea of yours," remarked Mr. Brocket, thoughtfully.

    Cord and Creese

    James de Mille

  • Brock, brocket, brockey; applied to a person heavily pock-marked.

  • The brocket retraced her steps, but the Jaguar seemed not to notice and began to wash one of her massive paws.

    The Black Phantom

    Leo Edward Miller

British Dictionary definitions for brocket


  1. any small deer of the genus Mazama, of tropical America, having small unbranched antlers
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Word Origin for brocket

C15: from Anglo-French broquet, from broque horn, from Vulgar Latin brocca (unattested); see broach 1
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