Definition of brooch
: an ornament that is held by a pin or clasp and is worn at or near the neck
Recent Examples of brooch from the Web
The rings, cufflinks and brooches are combinations of silver filigree and vintage Swiss watch parts.
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Origin and Etymology of brooch
Middle English broche “pointed instrument, brooch” — more at 1broach
First Known Use: 13th century
BROOCH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of brooch for English Language Learners
: a piece of jewelry that is held on clothing by a pin and worn by a woman at or near her neck
BROOCH Defined for Kids
Definition of brooch for Students
: a piece of jewelry fastened to clothing with a pin
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