had mit bride
/Braut nichts zu tun nach OED:
Common Germanic: Old English brád
, identical with Old Frisian brêd
, Old Saxon brêd
(Middle Dutch breet -d-
, Dutch breed
), Old High German (Middle High German and modern German) breit
, Old Norse breið-r
, (Swedish, Danish bred
), Gothic braiþ-s
< Old Germanic *braido-z
: no related words are known even in Germanic, except its own derivatives: see breadthn.
"8. A woman; spec. a prostitute. slang (orig. and chiefly U.S.).
1914 L. E. Jackson & C. R. HellyerVocab. Criminal Slang 19 Broad,..A female confederate; a female companion; a woman of loose morals.
1915 G. Bronson-HowardGod's Manii. ii. 131 Listen, broad,..you got your roasting clothes on to-day and you better take 'em off quick or I'll slam you one in the kisser.
1927 E. HemingwayMen without Women 114 There were a couple of broads sitting at the next table.
1928 Amer. Speech3 218 Broad, a plump, shapely girl; the words [sic] sometimes carries a disparaging moral significance.
1931 E. LinklaterJuan in Amer.ii. xvi. 177 Slummock..had got into a jam with a broad; no ordinary broad, but a Coastguard's broad.
1962 John o' London's 25 Jan. 82/3 Prostitutes are variously termed tarts, toms, broads."