What does broody mean?

broody meaning in General Dictionary

Inclined to brood

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  • deeply or really thoughtful
  • physiologically prepared to incubate eggs
  • a domestic hen prepared brood
  • Inclined to brood.

broody meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1510s, "apt to breed," from brood (v.) + -y (2). Figuratively, of persons, from 1851. Additionally, in modern-day usage, often "full of maternal yearning." Associated: Broodily; broodiness.


broody meaning in Veterinary Dictionary

A term accustomed explain an animal that provides good signs of being complement breeding.


broody meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Inclined to brood.