broody

[ broo-dee ]
/ ˈbru di /

adjective, brood·i·er, brood·i·est.

moody; gloomy.
inclined to sit on eggs: a broody hen.

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Origin of broody

First recorded in 1505–15; brood + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM broody

brood·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for broody

broody
/ (ˈbruːdɪ) /

adjective broodier or broodiest

moody; meditative; introspective
(of poultry) wishing to sit on or hatch eggs
informal (of a woman) wishing to have a baby of her own

Derived forms of broody

broodiness, noun
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