brogue

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1brogue

noun \ˈbrōg\

Definition of BROGUE

1
:  a stout coarse shoe worn formerly in Ireland and the Scottish Highlands
2
:  a heavy shoe often with a hobnailed sole :  brogan
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

Other Clothing Terms

babushka, bumbershoot, cravat, dishabille, furbelow, layette, raiment, spectator

Rhymes with BROGUE

2brogue

noun

Definition of BROGUE

:  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

Other Grammar and Linguistics Terms

ablaut, allusion, anacoluthon, diacritic, gerund, idiom, infinitive, metaphor, semiotics, simile

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: brogued vamp
Previous Word in the Dictionary: brogh
All Words Near: brogue

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up brogue? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More