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  • A strong dialectal accent, especially a strong Irish accent
  • A strong oxford shoe, usually with ornamental perforations and wing tips
  • (formerly) A heavy shoe of untanned leather
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

BROGUE. A particular kind of shoe without a heel,
worn in Ireland, and figuratively used to signify the
Irish accent.
- The Devil's Dictionary (Ambrose Bierce)

Brogue (&?;), n. [Ir. & Gael. brog shoe, hoof.] 1. A stout, coarse shoe; a brogan.

&fist; 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, v. t.

2. A dialectic pronunciation; esp. the Irish manner of pronouncing English.

Or take, Hibernis, thy still ranker brogue.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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