Meaning of BROGUE in English


~ 1

■ noun a strong outdoor shoe with ornamental perforated patterns in the leather.

↘a rough shoe of untanned leather, formerly worn in Ireland and the Scottish Highlands.


C16: from Sc. Gaelic and Ir. bróg , from ON brók (rel. to breech ).


~ 2

■ noun a marked accent, especially Irish or Scottish, when speaking English.


C18: perh. allusively from ~ 1 , referring to the rough footwear of Irish peasants.

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