broguery

brogue

1 [brohg]
noun
1.
an Irish accent in the pronunciation of English.
2.
any strong regional accent.

Origin:
1680–90; perhaps special use of brogue2

broguery, noun
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brogue1 (brəʊɡ)
 
n
a broad gentle-sounding dialectal accent, esp that used by the Irish in speaking English
 
[C18: probably from brogue², alluding to the footwear of the peasantry]

brogue2 (brəʊɡ)
 
n
1.  a sturdy walking shoe, often with ornamental perforations
2.  an untanned shoe worn formerly in Ireland and Scotland
 
[C16: from Irish Gaelic bróg boot, shoe, probably from Old Norse brōk leg covering]

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brogue
type of Celtic accent, 1705, perhaps from the meaning "rough, stout shoe" worn by rural Irish and Scottish highlanders (1580s), via Gaelic or Irish, from O.Ir. broce "shoe," thus originally meaning something like "speech of those who call a shoe a brogue." Or perhaps it is from O.Ir. barrog "a hold"
(on the tongue).
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