Definition of brogan
: a heavy shoe; especially : a coarse work shoe reaching to the ankle
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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.
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Origin and Etymology of brogan
Irish brógán, diminutive of bróg
First Known Use: 1835See Words from the same year
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