besom

noun

be·​som ˈbē-zəm How to pronounce besom (audio)
: broom sense 2
especially : one made of twigs

Word History

Etymology

Middle English beseme, from Old English besma; akin to Old High German besmo broom

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of besom was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Besom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/besom. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

besom

noun

be·​som ˈbē-zəm How to pronounce besom (audio)
: a broom made of twigs
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