- a heavy, sturdy shoe, especially an ankle-high work shoe.
Origin of brogan
Examples from the Web for brogans
Historical Examples of brogans
And thumping down their brogans came, like hammers on the floor.The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers. Series 3
Robert H. Newell
It seemed as if Elnora's gasp of relief must have reached the soles of her brogans.A Girl Of The Limberlost
Gene Stratton Porter
I was much attracted by his brogans, which were much too large, and had a fine coating of stove polish to enhance their charm.The Flying Bo'sun
To dramatize his isolation from his own group, he wore old clothes, brogans, and his school cap.Narcissus
He at once dismounted and changed his uncomfortable riding-boots for 45 the brogans of the herder.The Free Range
Francis William Sullivan
- a heavy laced usually ankle-high work boot
Word Origin for brogan
type of coarse shoes, 1846, from Irish and Gaelic brogan, diminutive of brog "shoe" (cf. brogue).