Broody



moody; gloomy.
inclined to sit on eggs:
a broody hen.
Historical Examples

Our Domestic Birds John H. Robinson
The Lost Wagon James Arthur Kjelgaard
Lives of the Fur Folk M. D. Haviland
Our Domestic Birds John H. Robinson
The Library of Work and Play: Outdoor Work Mary Rogers Miller
Ducks and Geese Harry M. Lamon
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 152, May 2, 1917 Various
Ducks and Geese Harry M. Lamon
The Library of Work and Play: Outdoor Work Mary Rogers Miller
Our Domestic Birds John H. Robinson

adjective broodier, broodiest
moody; meditative; introspective
(of poultry) wishing to sit on or hatch eggs
(informal) (of a woman) wishing to have a baby of her own
adj.

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