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Etymology 1[edit]

break +‎ back; first used for "hunchback" in Carson McCullers' 1943 novella The Ballad of the Sad Café


brokeback (not comparable)

  1. (rare) hunchbacked
    Damn those brokeback tramps making a mess of our city.
  2. (rare) broken; derelict
    The brokeback bridges in the hills sadden me: this place used to be beautiful.

Etymology 2[edit]

From the title of Annie Proulx's 1997 short story "Brokeback Mountain"; popularised by the 2005 film of the same name.

Alternative forms[edit]


brokeback (not comparable)

  1. (slang, neologism) Of or pertaining to homosexuality.
    I don't really think Frodo and Sam were gay, even if a couple of the scenes seemed a little brokeback to me.

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