from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A heavy shoe of untanned leather, formerly worn in Scotland and Ireland.
- n. A strong oxford shoe, usually with ornamental perforations and wing tips.
- n. A strong dialectal accent, especially a strong Irish or Scottish accent when speaking English.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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.
- n. A strong Oxford shoe, with ornamental perforations and wing tips.
- n. A heavy shoe of untanned leather.
- v. To speak with a brogue (accent).
- v. To walk.
- v. To kick.
- v. To punch a hole in, as with an awl.
- v. to fish for eels by disturbing the waters
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A stout, coarse shoe; a brogan.
- n. A dialectic pronunciation; esp. the Irish manner of pronouncing English.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Formerly, in Ireland, a shoe made of rawhide, with the hair outward, reaching as far as the ankle and tied by thongs.
- n. A similar foot-covering worn by the Scotch Highlanders, but commonly made of deer-hide, either freshly stripped off or half dried, and having holes to allow water to escape.
- n. A smooth piece of wood worn on the foot in the operation of washing tin, when the ore is in fine particles.
- n. A dialectal manner of pronunciation: especially used of the mode of pronouncing English peculiar to the Irish.
- n. A variant of brog.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a thick and heavy shoe
Irish and Scottish Gaelic bróg, from Old Irish bróc, shoe, possibly from Old Norse brōk, legging, or from Old English brōc; see breech.
Probably from the brogues worn by peasants.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Irish bróg ("boot, shoe"). The "accent" sense may instead be derived from Old Irish barrog ("a hold (on the tongue)"). (Wiktionary)
Possibly from French brouiller (Wiktionary)