Meaning of “broody” in the English Dictionary

"broody" in British English

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broodyadjective

uk /ˈbruː.di/ us /ˈbruː.di/
broodiness
noun [ U ] uk /ˈbruː.di.nəs/ us /ˈbruː.di.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)