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Friday, 27 December 2019

Jumping the broom

Jumping the broom or jumping the besom.
- Jumping the broom" is an informal marriage or partnership.
- To get married.

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Usage:
- Jim and Jane have decided to jump over the broomstick.
- The happiest day of my life was when your mother said she'd jump over the broomstick with me.

Origins:
This is an African American phrase and custom for marriage.
Brooms were waved over the heads of marrying couples to ward off spirits. The couple would often but not always jump over the broom at the end of the ceremony. Jumping over the broom symbolized the wife's commitment or willingness to clean the courtyard of the new home she had joined. Furthermore, it expressed her overall commitment to the house.

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