brodie

[broh-dee]
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noun (sometimes initial capital letter) Slang.

a suicidal or daredevil leap; wild dive: to do a brodie from a high ledge.
a complete failure; flop.
a severe vehicular skid.
a sharp reversal in a vehicle's direction by sudden application of the brakes and wrenching of the steering wheel.

Nearby words

  1. brocot escapement,
  2. broddle,
  3. broderick,
  4. broderie anglaise,
  5. brodiaea,
  6. brodie's abscess,
  7. brodmann's area,
  8. brodsky,
  9. brodsky, joseph,
  10. broederbond

Origin of brodie

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

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