Origin: altered (by associated, association with broid, obsolete variant, variety of braid) ; from obsolete brouder ; from Middle French broder ; from Old French brosder ; from Frankish an unverified form brozdon ; from Germanic an unverified form bruzda, point (from source brad) ; from Indo-European an unverified form bhrazdh- ; from base an unverified form bhar-, point, bristle
- broidery noun
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transitive verb broi·dered, broi·der·ing, broi·ders
Origin: Alteration (influenced by Middle English broiden, braided) of Middle English brouderen, from Old French brosder, brouder; see embroider.
- broiˈder·y noun