Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Definitions for brogue
- an Irish accent in the pronunciation of English.
- any strong regional accent.
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Citations for brogue
She remembered Mother on the day Charley was christened, taking the baby from Dottie and blessing him under her breath in the heavy brogue she carried all her life.
Sir Marhaus the king's son of Ireland talks like all the rest; you ought to give him a brogue, or at least a characteristic expletive; by this means one would recognize him as soon as he spoke, without his even being named.
Origin of brogue
Though the origin is unknown, it might be linked to the shoe of the same name that originated in Scotland and Ireland.