See also: Brooch

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Etymology edit

Variant of broach.

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brooch (plural brooches)

  1. A piece of ornamental jewellery having a pin allowing it to be fixed to garments worn on the upper body.
    Synonym: breastpin
    Hypernym: pin
  2. A painting all of one colour, such as a sepia painting.

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Verb edit

brooch (third-person singular simple present brooches, present participle brooching, simple past and past participle brooched)

  1. (transitive) To adorn as with a brooch.

References edit

  1. ^ brooch”, in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: Merriam-Webster, 1996–present.
  2. ^ On Language; Broaching the Telltale Brooch, William Safire, New York Times
  3. ^ The Grammarphobia Blog: On brooch, broach, and broccoli

Luxembourgish edit

Etymology edit

From the noun Brooch (fallow).

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brooch (masculine broochen, neuter broocht, comparative méi brooch, superlative am broochsten)

  1. fallow

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