broom·​stick ˈbrüm-ˌstik How to pronounce broomstick (audio)
: the long thin handle of a broom

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Sometimes, if a storm blew the nesting house too close to the open ledge, Noah would poke the green handle of his broomstick out of the window and nudge it securely into the corner of the fire escape again. Kelly Mcmasters, The Atlantic, 1 Jan. 2023 Freak Show would've knocked Marnie off her Windsweeper 5000 broomstick. Stacey Grant, Seventeen, 20 Dec. 2022 Later, as the witch, Racette flew around on her broomstick, wearing a frilly pink dress and a bright yellow wig. Dallas News, 29 Oct. 2022 His job was to distract aggressive males with a broomstick while his colleagues checked on other seals or glued tracking devices to their heads. Nala Rogers, Discover Magazine, 1 Oct. 2019 The statue depicts actor Elizabeth Montgomery – as lead character Samantha Stephens in the 1960s sitcom – sitting on a broomstick in front of a crescent moon. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 23 Sep. 2022 Now all that's left to do is grab your ghosts and ghouls, hop on your broomstick and have a fa-boo-lous Halloween! Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, 28 Oct. 2022 Now, a sinister witch (Sarah Stephens) who bathes her broomstick in the woods tortures their existence, abducting their infant and leaving the family in shambles. Michael Lee Simpson,, 5 Oct. 2022 In the video, Diaz progressively wears more Potter merchandise as Barrymore talks about Radcliffe — until the pair both hop on a broomstick and laugh during the playful clip. Benjamin Vanhoose, Peoplemag, 4 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1663, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of broomstick was in 1663

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“Broomstick.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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broom·​stick -ˌstik How to pronounce broomstick (audio)
: the handle of a broom

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