Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Definitions for brogue
- Any strong regional accent.
- An Irish accent in the pronunciation of English.
- A durable, comfortable, low-heeled shoe, often having decorative perforations and a wing tip.
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Citations for brogue
“Nothing like hair of the dog that bit ya, as long as it's green hair,” he said in that brogue that was getting old.
His brogue grew less heavy, his speech more formal, tailoring it to his audience.
Origin of brogue
Brogue originally referred to a type of shoe worn by rural Irish and Scottish highlanders. The word came to be associated with the accent of these people by the early 1700s.