- a heavy, sturdy shoe, especially an ankle-high work shoe.
Origin of brogan
< Irish brógán, diminutive of bróg shoe; see brogue2
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- a heavy laced usually ankle-high work boot
C19: from Gaelic brōgan a little shoe, from brōg shoe; see brogue ²
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