Definition of broody adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈbruːdi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbruːdi//
    Unhappiness, Disappointment
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  1. 1(of a woman) wanting very much to have a baby I reached the age of 27 and suddenly started to feel broody.
  2. 2(of a female bird) wanting to lay eggs and sit on them a broody hen
  3. 3quiet and thinking about something because you are unhappy or disappointed See related entries: Unhappiness, Disappointment
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: broody