adverb or adjective

archaic : in a condition for letting out a liquid (such as wine)
archaic : in action or agitation : astir
mischiefs that I set abroachWilliam Shakespeare

Word History


Middle English abroche, from a- a- entry 1 + broche "pointed rod, broach entry 1"

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of abroach was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Abroach.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abroach. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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