- 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.
- broth of a boy, a sturdy youth.
Origin of broth
Examples from the Web for brothy
Esther was waiting for the sake of—not a probability, but—a mere possibility, which made the brothy odors endurable.Felix Holt, The Radical
- a soup made by boiling meat, fish, vegetables, etc, in water
- another name for stock (def. 19)
Word Origin and History for brothy
Old English 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.
The Irishism 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.
Idioms and Phrases with brothy
see too many cooks spoil the broth.