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broody (adj.)

1510s, "apt or fit to breed," from brood (v.) + -y (2). Figuratively, of persons, "inclined to think long and deeply," from 1851. Also, in modern use (by 1980s), sometimes "full of maternal yearning." Related: Broodily; broodiness.

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Definitions of broody from WordNet
1
broody (adj.)
physiologically ready to incubate eggs;
a broody hen
broody (adj.)
deeply or seriously thoughtful;
Synonyms: brooding / contemplative / meditative / musing / pensive / pondering / reflective / ruminative
2
broody (n.)
a domestic hen ready to brood;
Synonyms: brood hen / broody hen / setting hen / sitter
From wordnet.princeton.edu