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Etymology

From Irish bróg (boot, shoe).

Noun

Singular
brogue

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  1. Gaelic term for a strong dialectal accent. In Ireland it used to be a term for Erse 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 Erse waned as the standard language.
  2. A strong oxford shoe, usually with ornamental perforations and wing tips.
  3. (formerly) A heavy shoe of untanned leather. Also: Brogan.

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