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[broh-guh n] /ˈbroʊ gən/
a heavy, sturdy shoe, especially an ankle-high work shoe.
Origin of brogan
< Irish brógán, diminutive of bróg shoe; see brogue2 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for brogans
  • The next morning a disheveled prole in brogans appeared at my door with a toolbox, scratching his head.
  • The same agent keeps up the supply of miners' hob-nail boots, plow shoes, and four kinds of brogans.
British Dictionary definitions for brogans


a heavy laced usually ankle-high work boot
Word Origin
C19: from Gaelic brōgan a little shoe, from brōg shoe; see brogue²
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Word Origin and History for brogans

type of coarse shoes, 1846, from Irish and Gaelic brogan, diminutive of brog "shoe" (cf. brogue).

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