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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Definitions for brogue

  1. Any strong regional accent.
  2. An Irish accent in the pronunciation of English.
  3. 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. Michael Connelly, The Lincoln Lawyer
His brogue grew less heavy, his speech more formal, tailoring it to his audience. James Rollins, The Doomsday Key
Origin of brogue
1680-1690
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.