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Definition of brogue noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    brogue

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//brəʊɡ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//broʊɡ//
     
    Footwear
     
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  1. 1 [usually plural] a strong shoe which usually has a pattern in the leather a pair of brogues See related entries: Footwear
  2. 2[usually singular] the accent that somebody has when they are speaking, especially the accent of Irish or Scottish speakers of English
  3. Word Origin sense 1 late 16th cent.: from Scottish Gaelic and Irish bróg, from Old Norse brók (related to breech). sense 2 early 18th cent.: perhaps allusively from brogue (the footwear), referring to the rough footwear of Irish peasants.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: brogue