[ broh-dee ]

noun(sometimes initial capital letter)Slang.
  1. a suicidal or daredevil leap; wild dive: to do a brodie from a high ledge.

  2. a complete failure; flop.

  1. a severe vehicular skid.

  2. a sharp reversal in a vehicle's direction by sudden application of the brakes and wrenching of the steering wheel.

Origin of brodie

After Steve Brodie, who claimed that he jumped from the Brooklyn Bridge in 1886

Words Nearby brodie Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use brodie in a sentence

  • According to the literal meaning, it would seem that the Laird of brodie was something less than a gentleman?

  • Maria and Lady brodie appeared, quite ready, but had to abide for a long time till the Bishop had arrived and arrayed himself.

    Edward Hoare, M.A. | Edward Hoare
  • For just a moment Miss brodie's courage faltered as she observed her uncle's figure stiffen.

    Corporal Cameron | Ralph Connor
  • The book went crashing against the door-frame just as Miss brodie was about to enter.

    Corporal Cameron | Ralph Connor
  • "And so would any woman worth her salt if she loved her husband," cried Miss brodie with great emphasis.

    Corporal Cameron | Ralph Connor