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brogue

1
[ brohg ]
/ broʊg /
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noun
an Irish accent in the pronunciation of English.
any strong regional accent.
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Origin of brogue

1
First recorded in 1700–10; of uncertain origin; perhaps special use of brogue2

OTHER WORDS FROM brogue

bro·guer·y, noun

Other definitions for brogue (2 of 3)

brogue2
[ brohg ]
/ broʊg /

noun
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 brogue

2
First recorded in 1580–90; from Irish Gaelic, Scots Gaelic brōg “shoe, brogue, sandal,” from Old Irish brōce; cognate with Latin brācae “trousers”(typically worn by Celts), from Gaulish; see also breech

Other definitions for brogue (3 of 3)

brogue3
[ brohg ]
/ broʊg /

noun Scot.
a fraud; trick; prank.

Origin of brogue

3
First recorded in 1530–40; of uncertain origin
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British Dictionary definitions for brogue (1 of 2)

brogue1
/ (brəʊɡ) /

noun
a broad gentle-sounding dialectal accent, esp that used by the Irish in speaking English

Word Origin for brogue

C18: probably from brogue ², alluding to the footwear of the peasantry

British Dictionary definitions for brogue (2 of 2)

brogue2
/ (brəʊɡ) /

noun
a sturdy walking shoe, often with ornamental perforations
an untanned shoe worn formerly in Ireland and Scotland

Word Origin for brogue

C16: from Irish Gaelic bróg boot, shoe, probably from Old Norse brōk leg covering
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