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English definition of “broody”

broody

adjective (WANTING CHILDREN)    /ˈbruː.di/
informal describes someone, especially a woman, who feels as if they would like to have a baby: Much to her surprise, Ruth started feeling broody in her late twenties.PregnancyBirth broodiness     /-nəs/ noun [U] It always brings on an attack of broodiness when I see my sister and her children.PregnancyBirth
(Definition of broody adjective (WANTING CHILDREN) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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