broody


broody

adjective \ˈbrü-dē\

: serious and sad

of a hen : ready to lay and sit on eggs

of a woman : wanting to have a baby

Full Definition of BROODY

1
:  being in a state of readiness to brood eggs that is characterized by cessation of laying and by marked changes in behavior and physiology <a broody hen>
2
:  given or conducive to introspection :  contemplative, moody
brood·i·ness noun

Examples of BROODY

  1. a movie with a dark and broody atmosphere
  2. <he spent a long, broody weekend trying to figure out where his relationship with his girlfriend was headed>

First Known Use of BROODY

1523

Rhymes with BROODY

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