brodie

brodie

[broh-dee]
noun (sometimes initial capital letter) Slang.
1.
a suicidal or daredevil leap; wild dive: to do a brodie from a high ledge.
2.
a complete failure; flop.
3.
a severe vehicular skid.
4.
a sharp reversal in a vehicle's direction by sudden application of the brakes and wrenching of the steering wheel.

Origin:
after Steve Brodie, who claimed that he jumped from the Brooklyn Bridge in 1886

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