noun (sometimes initial capital letter) Slang.
a suicidal or daredevil leap; wild dive: to do a brodie from a high ledge.
a complete failure; flop.
a severe vehicular skid.
a sharp reversal in a vehicle's direction by sudden application of the brakes and wrenching of the steering wheel.
after Steve Brodie, who claimed that he jumped from the Brooklyn Bridge in 1886