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Does anyone know anything about the etymology of the word “broad”, used to denote a woman?
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
December 6, 2004, 12:21pm
I always thought it was a reference to breast size.
October 27, 2004, 7:09pm
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)
January 14, 2004, 1:37pm
See http://www.takeourword.com/TOW116/page4.html for a discussion.
November 12, 2003, 12:03am
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