brood·er | \ˈbrü-dər \

Definition of brooder 

1 : one that broods

2 : a heated structure used for raising young fowl

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The change of attitude is pretty in-your-face in this track from her new album MY WOMAN, transitioning her from a weepy bedroom brooder to the girl who's finally taking charge and not pulling any punches. Lori Keong, Marie Claire, "The 25 Best Songs of 2016 (So Far)," 11 Nov. 2016

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First Known Use of brooder

1599, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of brooder was in 1599

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brood·er | \ˈbrü-dər \

Kids Definition of brooder

: a building or a compartment that can be heated and is used for raising young fowl

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exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

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