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Meaning of BROGUE

Pronunciation:  browg

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a thick and heavy shoe
 

BROGUE is a 6 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: brogan, clodhopper, work shoe
 
 See Also: shoe

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Brogue\, n. [Ir. & Gael. brog shoe, hoof.]
1. A stout, coarse shoe; a brogan.

Note: In the Highlands of Scotland, the ancient brogue was
      made of horsehide or deerskin, untanned or tenned with
      the hair on, gathered round the ankle with a thong. The
      name was afterward given to any shoe worn as a part of
      the Highland costume.

{Clouted brogues}, patched brogues; also, brogues studded
   with nails. See under {Clout}, v. t.

2. A dialectic pronunciation; esp. the Irish manner of
   pronouncing English.

         Or take, Hibernis, thy still ranker brogue. --Lloyd.

 

 

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