broth [ brawth, broth ] SHOW IPA / brɔθ, brɒθ / PHONETIC RESPELLING EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN | IDIOMS noun thin soup of concentrated meat or fish stock. water that has been boiled with meat, fish, vegetables, or barley. . Bacteriology a liquid medium containing nutrients suitable for culturing microorganisms. Nearby words broonzy, bros., broschi, carlo, brose, brossard, brothel, brother, brother jonathan, brother of the christian schools, brother's keeper, am i my Idioms broth of a boy, a sturdy youth. Origin of broth before 1000; Middle English, Old English;
Old Norse broth, Old High German brod;
brew Related forms broth·y, adjective
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Examples from the Web for brothy British Dictionary definitions for brothy noun a soup made by boiling meat, fish, vegetables, etc, in water Word Origin for broth
broth; related to Old Norse broth, Old High German brod, German brodeln to boil; see brew
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Word Origin and History for brothy n.
broþ, from Proto-Germanic *bruthan (cf. Old High German *brod), from verb root *bhreue- "to heat, boil, bubble; liquid in which something has been boiled" (cf. Old English breowan "to brew;" see brew (v.)). Picked up from Germanic by the Romanic and Celtic languages.
broth of a boy, which is in Byron, was "thought to originate from the Irish Broth, passion -- Brotha passionate, spirited ..." [Farmer], and if so is not immediately related.
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Idioms and Phrases with brothy
see too many cooks spoil the broth.
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