Definition of broom noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    broom

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//bruːm//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bruːm//
     
     
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  1. 1 [countable] a brush on the end of a long handle, used for sweeping floors Grab a broom and let’s clean up.
  2. 2 [uncountable] a wild bush with small yellow flowers
  3. Word Origin Old English brōm (in sense (2)), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch braam, also to bramble.Idioms (British English, often disapproving) a person who has just started to work for an organization, department, etc., especially in a senior job, and who is likely to make a lot of changes Well, you know what they say—a new broom sweeps clean.
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