brooch

noun
\ ˈbrōch also ˈbrüch How to pronounce brooch (audio) \

Definition of brooch

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

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The woman with her at the couple’s home, identified in court records as Wanda Garcia, was also indicted in the alleged car theft and accused of stealing and selling a brooch that belonged to the men. oregonlive.com, "A Mouseketeer mystery: Dennis Day’s extraordinary life and heartbreaking death," 6 July 2019 In addition, Garcia is charged with first-degree theft after allegedly taking and selling a brooch on July 19 that belonged to Day, reports the outlet. Jeff Truesdell, PEOPLE.com, "2 Women Accused of Stealing Car, Jewelry From Ex-Mouseketeer Found Dead in Home," 1 July 2019 Sylvia joined her mother and sister Christabel in the movement, designing leaflets and banners including the famed Holloway Prison brooch given to WSPU members who had been jailed. Abdi Latif Dahir, Quartz Africa, "The British suffragette who was crowned an “honorary” Ethiopian," 25 June 2019 The second was an instantly recognizable funeral brooch. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Did The Queen's Brooch for Trump's U.S. Visit Throw Shade This Time Around?," 3 June 2019 There was always a surprise in the accessories: slithering black satin Galliano worn with fishnet tights and brilliant grass green satin shoes, a brace of antique diamond and emerald brooches pinned to accentuate the bustle bow of her jacket. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "Hamish Bowles Remembers Lucy Birley, Who Has Died at 58," 25 July 2018 Her jewelry included a diamond brooch from her personal collection. Tamara Abraham, Harper's BAZAAR, "Queen Elizabeth II Wore Pale Blue to Princess Eugenie's Royal Wedding," 12 Oct. 2018 King Charles V of Spain is believed to have passed the original Ana Maria pearl in a brooch set on to his Secretario Universal and his spouse Maria de Mendoza and Pimentel, daughter of the Count of Ribadavia. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "A Rare Natural Pearl That Once Belonged to a Spanish Princess Is For Sale," 14 May 2019 According to diamond expert and gemologist Grant Mobley, Queen Elizabeth II will most likely pass down her special Botswana Flower brooch to Harry and Meghan's child. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "The Royal Heirloom Baby Sussex Will Inherit From the Queen, According to a Diamond Expert," 4 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of brooch

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for brooch

Middle English broche "pointed instrument, brooch" — more at broach entry 1

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brooch

noun

English Language Learners Definition of brooch

: a piece of jewelry that is held on clothing by a pin and worn by a woman at or near her neck

brooch

noun
\ ˈbrōch How to pronounce brooch (audio) , ˈbrüch\

Kids Definition of brooch

: a piece of jewelry fastened to clothing with a pin

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