The definition of broody is unhappy and moody, or is really wanting to have a baby or, in the case of a hen, really wanting to lay eggs.adjective
- A person who is unhappy, wistful and moody is an example of someone who might be described as broody.
- A woman who really wants to get pregnant is an example of someone who might be described as broody.
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adjective brood·i·er, brood·i·est
- a. Meditative; contemplative.b. Oppressive: “The room's air was broody and sullen, like the season's own, full of storm clouds” (Nicholas Proffitt).
- Disposed to sit on eggs to hatch them: a broody hen.
- broodˈi·ness noun