brooch

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noun \ˈbrōch also ˈbrüch\

Definition of brooch

  1. :  an ornament that is held by a pin or clasp and is worn at or near the neck

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Origin and Etymology of brooch

Middle English broche “pointed instrument, brooch” — more at 1broach


First Known Use: 13th century

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BROOCH Defined for English Language Learners

brooch

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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

brooch

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noun \ˈbrōch, ˈbrüch\

Definition of brooch for Students

  1. :  a piece of jewelry fastened to clothing with a pin



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