un brooch

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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brooch
early 13c., from O.Fr. broche "long needle" (see broach (n.)). Specialized meaning led 14c. to distinct spelling.
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