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[brey-dee] /ˈbreɪ di/
James Buchanan ("Diamond Jim") 1856–1917, U.S. financier, noted for conspicuously extravagant living.
Mathew B. 1823?–96, U.S. photographer, especially of the Civil War.
a male given name.


a combining form meaning “slow,” used in the formation of compound words:
Origin of brady-
< Greek, combining form of bradýs slow, heavy Unabridged
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  • Brady had totally disappeared from her experience; he no longer presented himself at the house.

    An Ambitious Woman Edgar Fawcett
  • But there was not a speck of dust anywhere, as Mrs. Brady noticed.

    The Widow O'Callaghan's Boys Gulielma Zollinger
  • Old King Brady had all kinds of trouble opening the thing, but at last the lid was pried back, and sure enough money was revealed.

    The Bradys' Chinese Clew Francis Worcester Doughty
  • He took the list Mrs. Brady held out and ran his eye over it.

    The Widow O'Callaghan's Boys Gulielma Zollinger
  • "Yes, and they are going into the house," muttered Old King Brady.

British Dictionary definitions for Brady


combining form
indicating slowness: bradycardia
Word Origin
from Greek bradus slow
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Word Origin and History for Brady


medical word-forming element meaning "slow, delayed, tardy," from Greek bradys "slow;" e.g. bradycardia (1890), with Latinized form of Greek kardia "heart;" bradykinesia, "slow movement," with Greek kinesis "movement, motion;" bradypnea, with Greek pneo/pnein "to breathe."

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Brady in Medicine

brady- pref.
Slow: bradycardia.

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