WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
brogue1 /broʊg/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Linguisticsan Irish accent in the pronunciation of English:O'Malley answered in that rich brogue of his.
  2. Linguisticsany strong regional accent.

brogue2 /broʊg/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Clothinga shoe, esp. a rough shoe of untanned leather formerly worn in Ireland and Scotland.
  2. Clothing brogan .

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
brogue1  (brōg),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Linguisticsan Irish accent in the pronunciation of English.
  2. Linguisticsany strong regional accent.
broguer•y, n. 
  • perh. special use of brogue2 1680–90

brogue2  (brōg),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Clothinga durable, comfortable, low-heeled shoe, often having decorative perforations and a wing tip.
  2. Clothinga coarse, usually untanned leather shoe once worn in Ireland and Scotland.
  3. Clothingbrogan.
  • Gaulish; see breech
  • Irish brōg shoe, Old Irish brōce; cognate with Latin. brācae trousers
  • 1580–90

brogue3  (brōg),USA pronunciation n. [Scot.]
  1. Scottish Termsa fraud;
    trick;
    prank.
  • of uncertain origin, originally 1530–40


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

brogue /brəʊɡ/ n
  1. a broad gentle-sounding dialectal accent, esp that used by the Irish in speaking English
Etymology: 18th Century: probably from brogue², alluding to the footwear of the peasantry
brogue /brəʊɡ/ n
  1. a sturdy walking shoe, often with ornamental perforations
  2. an untanned shoe worn formerly in Ireland and Scotland
Etymology: 16th Century: from Irish Gaelic bróg boot, shoe, probably from Old Norse brōk leg covering



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