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Type Settlement
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. BRUWK-lən

Meaning & History

Name of a borough of New York City, originally derived from the Dutch town of Breukelen meaning either "broken land" (from Dutch breuk) or "marsh land" (from Dutch broek).