risk or gamble; to take a 'brody,' is to take a risk or go out on a limb; sometimes seen as 'brodie'
Example: Pookie is impatiently waiting for the crosswalk light to change at a busy intersection. "Shit cuz, I ain't wait'n on this fuckin' light to change; I'm gonna take a brody," says Pookie as he steps out into the rushing traffic.
by guruerror February 04, 2004
Brody can mean "life", specifically in the case of suicide.
"Still the executive dithered: spent another week with pieces of paper on which he would list, in columns headed 'pro' and 'con', reasons for and against taking his Brody."-- The Crying of Lot 49, Thomas Pynchon.
by Duke of Marlton April 24, 2006