Submitted by joachim  •  October 22, 2003

Broad

Does anyone know anything about the etymology of the word “broad”, used to denote a woman?

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See http://www.takeourword.com/TOW116/page4.html for a discussion.

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My Dad (GRHS) claimed the term refers to the wider hip structure of the average female vs. the narrower hipped male. Simple...And yes, I'm very "broad minded" /;0)

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I always thought it was a reference to breast size.

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It's the breadth of the woman as seen from behind. I'm sure of this one.

The broadest thing about me is my mind. :D

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