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broody

adjective uk   us   /ˈbruː.di/

broody adjective (WANTING YOUNG)

If a hen (= female chicken) is broody, she is ready to produce eggs and sit on them.

broody adjective (WANTING CHILDREN)

informal If someone, especially a woman, is broody, she feels as if she would like to have a baby: Much to her surprise, Ruth started feeling broody in her late twenties.

broody adjective (WORRIED)

broodiness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
It always brings on an attack of broodiness when I see my sister and her children.
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