British Culture & Expressions

Feeling broody at the moment?

The word "broody" has two definitions. The desire of having a baby -in case of a hen, of laying eggs- or referring to a person whose vibe suggest that they are depressed, or deep in negative thought.

Feeling broody as having a baby

Broodiness is the action or behavioural tendency to sit on a clutch of eggs to incubate them” (Wikipedia). Being broody has been defined as “Being in a state of readiness to brood eggs that is characterised by cessation of laying and by marked changes in behaviour and physiology”.

When a woman feels broody means that she is starting to see babies in a much positive way. She might start mentioning things such as her “biological clock”.


Feeling broody as being moody

A person who is unhappy, wistful and moody is an example of someone who might be described as broody.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: