Chiefly Irish often disparaging; protestant
ETYM Cf. Gael. and Irish brod goad, prickle, sting, and Eng. brad, also w. procio to poke, thrust.
1. A pointed instrument used to prod into motion; SYN. goad.
2. An incitement to act.
1. To urge on; cause to act; SYN. incite, egg on.
2. To poke or stir as if with a prod
3. To urge someone on