Definition of broody:
broody hen, brood hen, ruminative, pondering, pensive, baby-sitter, meditative, artist's model, brooding, contemplative, sitter, oviparous, musing, babysitter, thoughtful, reflective, setting hen, wistful.
sullen (part of speech: adjective)
- "Ducks and Geese", Harry M. Lamon Rob R. Slocum.
Many of the men were down at Cowes or golfing at St. Andrews; and those unfortunates who were detained in attendance at the house which continued to sit, like a " broody hen," as Howard said, longed and sighed for the coming of the magic 12th of August, before which date they assured themselves the House must rise and so bring about their long- delayed holiday.- "At Love's Cost", Charles Garvice.
The chief point to be noted in all European poultry is that it differs from Asiatic poultry in being smaller, lighter feathered, quicker maturing, of greater egg- producing capacity, less disposed to become broody, and more active than the Asiatic fowl.- "The Dollar Hen", Milo M. Hastings.