- an Irish accent in the pronunciation of English.
- any strong regional accent.
Origin of brogue1
- a durable, comfortable, low-heeled shoe, often having decorative perforations and a wing tip.
- a coarse, usually untanned leather shoe once worn in Ireland and Scotland.
Origin of brogue2
- a fraud; trick; prank.
Origin of brogue3
Examples from the Web for brogue
I point out that Connery speaks with a brogue and that our character is an American from New York.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
“My dad freaked out when the tabloid reporter turned up,” Cumming says, in his lilting Scottish brogue.Alan Cumming: The Truth About My Father
October 14, 2014
Anybody who says, “I wantida go ta da terlit on T'oid Avunya” is mixing a Jewish-immigrant accent with an Irish brogue.Mel Brooks Is Always Funny and Often Wise in This 1975 Playboy Interview
February 16, 2014
Three types of footwear -- including a brogue, a plimsoll, and an evening slipper -- established the basis for Katrantzou's theme.Queen of Prints, Mary Katrantzou
September 16, 2013
She chuckled a bit in her confessional Irish brogue, and members of the audience laughed.Wingnuts Excerpt-Bush Derangement Syndrome
April 1, 2010
Also introduced the brogue and the shamrock into the Emerald Isle.Who Was Who: 5000 B. C. to Date
Patrick Fitzmaurice, brogue and all, was an Irish gentleman without a flaw.Stories of a Western Town
Her brogue was apt to broaden when pleasure pulled down her dignity.Dr. Sevier
George W. Cable
And now there was only a trace of the brogue in Spud's voice.The Finding of Haldgren
Charles Willard Diffin
She spoke with a brogue, and they did not notice the peculiar expression.A Woman for Mayor
Helen M. Winslow
- a broad gentle-sounding dialectal accent, esp that used by the Irish in speaking English
- a sturdy walking shoe, often with ornamental perforations
- an untanned shoe worn formerly in Ireland and Scotland
Word Origin and History for brogue
type of Celtic accent, 1705, perhaps from the meaning "rough, stout shoe" worn by rural Irish and Scottish highlanders (1580s), via Gaelic or Irish, from Old Irish broce "shoe," thus originally meaning something like "speech of those who call a shoe a brogue." Or perhaps it is from Old Irish barrog "a hold" (on the tongue).