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From The Great War 1914-1918

Broody: Lethargic, sleepy, slack. A frequent expression on the drill-ground by drill-sergeants to liven men up, for example, "You there, don't get broody, get a move on." [1]

References / notes

  1. Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.37.
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