from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A race at country weddings.—
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The subject is the "riding of the broose" at a country wedding: a race (on foot if a short distance, on horse if far) from the bride's home to her new one, the winner getting a kiss from the bride, being allowed to welcome her to her married house, and having the first dance.
It is guid broose, verra guid broose, that many an honest woman would be unco glad to hae for hersel 'and her puir bairns, forbye _you!
_Broose_, broth, a race at country weddings; he who first reaches the bridegroom's house on returning from church wins the broose.
Apart from a very large not pretty broose awn mai hiney, an a few akes an pains, I’s doin okay.
"riding for the kail" or "for the broose" -- a pot of spiced broth.