Etymology: From bróg, 'boot, shoe'
- Gaelic term for a strong dialectal accent. In Ireland it used to be a term for Erse 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 Erse waned as the standard language.
- A strong oxford shoe, usually with ornamental perforations and wing tips.
- (formerly) A heavy shoe of untanned leather. Also: Brogan.
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