brogan

noun

bro·​gan ˈbrō-gən How to pronounce brogan (audio)
-ˌgan;
brō-ˈgan
: 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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Word History

Etymology

Irish brógán, diminutive of bróg

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of brogan was in 1835

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Cite this Entry

“Brogan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brogan. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

brogan

noun
bro·​gan ˈbrō-gən How to pronounce brogan (audio)
-ˌgan;
brō-ˈgan
: a heavy shoe
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