Word of the Day: Brogue


brogue / brōg


1. a noticeable, regional accent, particularly a strong Irish accent when speaking English

You can spot an Irishman or a Yorkshireman by his brogue.

From “Pygmalion” by George Bernard Shaw, 1856 – 1950

2. a heavy work shoe made of untanned leather, formerly worn in Ireland and Scotland

Sometimes it is given out, that we must either take these halfpence, or eat our brogues.

Jonathan Swift, 1667 – 1745

3. a sturdy, low-heeled shoe, often decorated with perforations or wingtips

I think the absence of socks on men wearing suits and brogues is a problem.

Graydon Carter, 1949 –