Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login
Site Notices
9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 5/29/2003 6:31:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/29/2003 6:33:49 PM EDT by E1]
I picked it up from an old guy when I worked in a warehouse years ago. He called any female he saw a broad even little kids were called little broads. Maybe it refers to broad hips or chest anybody know?[thinking]
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 6:45:04 PM EDT
Broad Street. cynic (old guy)
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 6:57:20 PM EDT
I always thought it came from bra with an ed added to the end like other words that have ed added, like braed, but pronouced and spelled broad since braed doesn't look right
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 7:01:07 PM EDT
A "broad" is a pregnant cow.
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 7:02:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By E1: I picked it up from an old guy when I worked in a warehouse years ago. He called any female he saw a broad even little kids were called little broads. Maybe it refers to broad hips or chest anybody know?[thinking]
View Quote
He must have been from Houston where the majority of women are "broad". [rofl2] TT
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 7:51:21 PM EDT
It refers to their hips.
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 9:26:49 PM EDT
This is why I want to buy an OED.
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 9:33:09 PM EDT
Originally Posted By raven: It refers to their hips.
View Quote
Agree. That is the origin I remember.
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 9:37:59 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TitaniumT:
Originally Posted By E1: I picked it up from an old guy when I worked in a warehouse years ago. He called any female he saw a broad even little kids were called little broads. Maybe it refers to broad hips or chest anybody know?[thinking]
View Quote
He must have been from Houston where the majority of women are "broad". [rofl2] TT
View Quote
TT Can't be from Houston. Must be taken from the ankles/calves of womenz from Cheeseland.
Link Posted: 5/30/2003 1:42:45 AM EDT
orgins of "dame" and "dish" ?
Link Posted: 5/30/2003 2:03:10 AM EDT
Yes. I believe it refers to the hips. Chicks???
Link Posted: 5/30/2003 2:38:10 AM EDT
There is a membrane that connects to a womans ovaries that is called the broad ligament.
Link Posted: 6/15/2003 10:59:23 AM EDT
Where did this slang word for woman come from? Evidently, it is not from being broad in the hips as is commonly believed. Broad originally meant a playing card, especially one used in three card monte. This usage dates to 1781 and may refer to style of playing deck. In modern card decks, a bridge deck has narrower cards than are found in in poker deck. If this variation in card size is older (I know words, not cards), then a broad could be a reference to this larger cut of cards. By 1912, broad was also being used to refer to a ticket (admission, transport, meal, etc.). Why this is so is uncertain. It could be due to the resemblance between a ticket and a playing card, or there could be another reason. By 1914, the word was being used to mean a prostitute (perhaps from a pimp's meal ticket), then to women of loose morals, and eventually to women in general. Another explanation for this last shift could be the use of cards in three card monte. The goal of that game is to pick the queen from among three cards, and broad could have transferred from the card, to the queen, to women.
Link Posted: 6/15/2003 12:05:21 PM EDT
A long time ago we called female Marines "BAMS", Broad Ass Marines.
Top Top