brooch

[ brohch, brooch ]
/ broʊtʃ, brutʃ /

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.
Also broach.

Origin of brooch

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

Related forms

un·brooch, verb (used with object)

Can be confused

broach brooch
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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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