broody Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “broody” in the English Dictionary

"broody" in British English

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uk   us   /ˈbruː.di/

broody adjective (WANTING YOUNG)

If a hen (= ​femalechicken) is broody, she is ​ready to ​produceeggs 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 ​startedfeeling broody in her late ​twenties.

broody adjective (WORRIED)

always ​thinkingunhappythoughts
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
It always ​brings on an ​attack of broodiness when I ​see my ​sister and her ​children.
(Definition of broody from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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