brogan

noun
bro·​gan | \ ˈbrō-gən How to pronounce brogan (audio) , -ˌgan; brō-ˈgan \

Definition of brogan

: a heavy shoe especially : a coarse work shoe reaching to the ankle

Examples of brogan in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The planks, once painted, were worn down to a bare, ancient gray by rain and sun, and by a few billion brogans, black wingtips, and scandalous high-heeled shoes. Southern Living, 1 May 2017

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First Known Use of brogan

1835, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for brogan

Irish brógán, diminutive of bróg

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“Brogan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brogan. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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