Brogue(), n. [Ir. & Gael. brog shoe, hoof.] 1. A stout, coarse shoe; a brogan.
In the Highlands of Scotland, the ancient brogue was made of horsehide or deerskin, untanned or tenned with the hair on, gathered round the ankle with a thong. The name was afterward given to any shoe worn as a part of the Highland costume.
Clouted brogues, patched brogues; also, brogues studded with nails. See under Clout,
2. A dialectic pronunciation; esp. the Irish manner of pronouncing English.
Or take, Hibernis, thy still ranker brogue.Lloyd.
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