noun \ˈbrōg\

Definition of BROGUE

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



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
BROGUE[1] Defined for Kids


noun \ˈbrōg\

Definition of BROGUE for Kids

:  an Irish or Scottish accent


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