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Definition of the noun brogue

What does brogue mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: brogues

  1. a thick and heavy shoe
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of brogue: brogan / clodhopper / work shoe
    • more generic word: shoe = footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material

Alternative definition of the noun brogue


  1. A strong dialectal accent. In Ireland it used to be a term for Irish 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 Irish waned as the standard language.
  2. A strong Oxford shoe, with ornamental perforations and wing tips.
  3. [dated] A heavy shoe of untanned leather.

Definition of the verb brogue

What does brogue mean as a doing word?


  1. [transitive, intransitive] To speak with a brogue (accent).
  2. [intransitive] To walk.
  3. [transitive] To kick.
  4. [transitive] To punch a hole in, as with an awl.
  5. [dialect] to fish for eels by disturbing the waters


Brogue a.k.a. Brogue, Pennsylvania: Brogue is an unincorporated community in York County, Pennsylvania, United States. Brogue is located on Pennsylvania Route 74 7 miles east of Red Lion.


Brogue is a musical group.


Brogue: The term brogue generally refers to an Irish accent. Less commonly it may also refer to certain other regional forms of English, in particular those of Scotland or the English West Country.

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Google previewIrish Life and Character (1898)

by Michael MacDonagh

The brogue is an accent, an intonation — mellifluous saucy, leisurely — an index, in fact, of the Irish character — and to convey it in print is beyond the power of man. It has certain peculiarities of inflection and emphasis which cannot be ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Footwear (1912)

by Carl Rodney Rasmussen

Brogue—a rude shoe of Irish origin: the first brogues being made of untanned leather with the hair on. The brogue was made in two styles, the single pump consisting of sole and upper only and the double pump having a welt sewed between ...

Google previewDictionary of Prince Edward Island English (1996)

by T. K. Pratt

' brogue Transitive verb. Archaic ...

Google previewThe Million Word Crossword Dictionary (2010)

by Stanley Newman, Daniel Stark

opposite: 5 brake __ accelerator: 6 linear accent: 4 beat, burr, tone 5 acute, drawl , grave, twang 6 brogue, play up, rhythm, speech, stress, timbre, weight 7 cadence, cadency, point up 8 contrast, emphasis, language, localism, locution, tonality ...

Google previewThe Chambers Crossword Dictionary, 3rd edition (2012)

by Chambers,

footmark footwear Footwearincludes: 03 dap,tie 04 boot,clog, geta, mule,pump, shoe,vibs 05 jelly, sabot, tacky, thong, wader, welly 06bootee,brogue, casual, galosh, laceup, loafer, Oxford, patten, sandal, slipon, thongs 07gumboot,slipper, ...

Google previewThe English Dialect Dictionary, Being the Complete Vocabulary of All Dialect Words Still in Use, Or Known to Have Been in Use During the Last Two Hundred Years: F-M (1900)

by Joseph Wright

To grumble, mutter, complain in an undertone; to speak the Somerset 'brogue.' Cf. geower. Shr.' Obsol. Gm.used ...

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People do think I'm Jewish. But we're Irish Catholic. My father had a brogue. (Martin Short)
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Scrabble value of B3R1O1G2U1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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