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brooch

[ brohch, brooch ]
/ broʊtʃ, brutʃ /
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noun

a clasp or ornament having a pin at the back for passing through the clothing and a catch for securing the point of the pin.

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Also broach.

Origin of brooch

1175–1225; Middle English brochebroach, differentiated in spelling since circa 1600

OTHER WORDS FROM brooch

un·brooch, verb (used with object)

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH brooch

broach, brooch
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British Dictionary definitions for brooch

brooch
/ (brəʊtʃ) /

noun

an ornament with a hinged pin and catch, worn fastened to clothing

Word Origin for brooch

C13: from Old French broche; see broach 1
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