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brogue

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noun \ˈbrōg\

Definition of brogue

  1. 1 :  a stout coarse shoe worn formerly in Ireland and the Scottish Highlands

  2. 2 :  a heavy shoe often with a hobnailed sole :  brogan

  3. 3 :  a stout oxford shoe with perforations and usually a wing tip



Origin of brogue

Irish bróg & Scottish Gaelic bròg, from Middle Irish bróc, probably from Old Norse brōk leg covering; akin to Old English brōc leg covering — more at breech


First Known Use: 1584

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brogue

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Definition of brogue

  1. :  a dialect or regional pronunciation; especially :  an Irish accent



Origin of brogue

Irish barróg accent, speech impediment, literally, wrestling hold, tight grip


First Known Use: 1703

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brogue

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noun \ˈbrōg\

Definition of brogue

  1. :  an Irish or Scottish accent




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