Definition of Brogue

1. Noun. A thick and heavy shoe.

Exact synonyms: Brogan, Clodhopper, Work Shoe
Generic synonyms: Shoe



Definition of Brogue

1. n. A stout, coarse shoe; a brogan.

Definition of Brogue

1. Noun. A strong dialectal accent. In Ireland it used to be a term for Irish spoken with a strong English accent, but gradually changed to mean English spoken with a strong Irish accent as English control of Ireland gradually increased and Irish waned as the standard language. ¹

2. Noun. A strong Oxford shoe, with ornamental perforations and wing tips. ¹

3. Noun. (dated) A heavy shoe of untanned leather. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive intransitive) To speak with a brogue (accent). ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To walk. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To kick. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To punch a hole in, as with an awl. ¹

8. Verb. (dialect) to fish for eels by disturbing the waters ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Brogue

1. an Irish accent [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Brogue

brodkins
brods
brodtkorbite
brog
brogan
brogans
brogged
brogging
broggle
broggled
broggles
broggling
brogh
broghs
brogs
brogue (current term)
brogued
brogueing
brogueries
broguery
brogues
broguing
broguish
broid
broided
broider
broidered
broiderer
broiderers
broideries

Literary usage of Brogue

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1. Ireland: Its Scenery, Character, &c. by Samuel Carter Hall (1841)
"When the brogue is turned, it is flattened by striking it against the block, and then, ... The brogue is then slicked all over, upper as well a» »ole, ..."

2. The Cambrian (1900)
"Ex. 0:0 THE IRISH brogue. It is the softest, the mellowest, the most musical thing, in the way of accents, outside of Paradise. » * * The brogue, as it is ..."

3. Tales and Novels by Maria Edgeworth (1893)
"CHAPTER XL THE brogue. HAVING proved by a perfect syllogism that the Irish must blunder, we might rest satisfied with our labours ; but there are minds of ..."

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