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

Examples of broomstick in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lewis got back on a broomstick while at the Harry Potter New York store. Hedy Phillips, Peoplemag, 20 June 2024 For his part, Colome wielded a broomstick during the second confrontation, beating the teen so badly the stick broke in half, prosecutors said. John Annese, New York Daily News, 25 Feb. 2024 Our titular hero is a witch in training who, with the help of her talking cat, sets up a delivery service using her flying broomstick. Chris Snellgrove,, 24 Oct. 2023 The victims told officials they were held down by football players while someone prodded them in the legs and behinds with a broomstick. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, 14 Feb. 2024 See all Example Sentences for broomstick 

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Word History

First Known Use

1663, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of broomstick was in 1663

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“Broomstick.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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

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