- The definition of a brogue is a strong accent, or a heavy oxford shoe, or a shoe of untanned leather.
- An Irish accent when speaking English is an example of a brogue.
- A man's oxford shoe with perforations and a wing tip is an example of a brogue.
- A leather shoe made of untanned leather that used to be worn frequently in Ireland is an example of a brogue.
A pair of brogues.
brogue definition by Webster's New World
Origin: ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
- a coarse shoe of untanned leather, formerly worn in Ireland and Scotland
- a man's heavy oxford shoe, usually with decorative perforations and a wing tip
Origin: Gaelic and amp; Irish brōg, a shoe ; from Old Norse broc, leg covering: for Indo-European base see breech
brogue definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A heavy shoe of untanned leather, formerly worn in Scotland and Ireland.
- A strong oxford shoe, usually with ornamental perforations and wing tips.
Origin: Irish and Scottish Gaelic bróg, from Old Irish bróc, shoe, possibly from Old Norse brōk, legging, or from Old English brōc; see breech.
Origin: Probably from the brogues worn by peasants.