brogue

noun (1)
\ ˈbrōg How to pronounce brogue (audio) \

Definition of brogue

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

brogue

noun (2)

Definition of brogue (Entry 2 of 2)

: a dialect or regional pronunciation especially : an Irish accent

First Known Use of brogue

Noun (1)

1584, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1677, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for brogue

Noun (1)

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

Noun (2)

Irish barróg accent, speech impediment, literally, wrestling hold, tight grip

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“Brogue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brogue. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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brogue

noun
\ ˈbrōg How to pronounce brogue (audio) \

Kids Definition of brogue

: an Irish or Scottish accent

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