brooch

[brohch, brooch]
noun
a clasp or ornament having a pin at the back for passing through the clothing and a catch for securing the point of the pin.
Also, broach.


Origin:
1175–1225; Middle English broche broach, differentiated in spelling since circa 1600

unbrooch, verb (used with object)

broach, brooch.
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brooch (brəʊtʃ)
 
n
an ornament with a hinged pin and catch, worn fastened to clothing
 
[C13: from Old French broche; see broach1]

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Word Origin & History

brooch
early 13c., from O.Fr. broche "long needle" (see broach (n.)). Specialized meaning led 14c. to distinct spelling.
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Example sentences
When the gem turns up missing, the detective chases after the thieves who
  constantly hide the brooch and retrieve it again.
Or one of a set of earrings, a bracelet, or a brooch.
At night, dress up jeans and a linen shirt with a turquoise-studded belt or
  brooch.
Prevost returned from the country early in the afternoon and left a brooch on a
  bureau and her jewel case in one of the drawers.
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