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Topic: CLOTHES

Sense: 1
Date: 1500-1600
Language: Irish Gaelic
Origin: and Scottish Gaelic brog, from Old Norse brok 'leg-covering'
Sense: 2
Date: 1700-1800
Origin: Perhaps from Irish Gaelic barrog '(wrestling) hold' (as in barrog teangan 'hold of the tongue, lisp')

brogue

noun
     
brogue [countable]
1DCC [usually plural] a thick strong leather shoe with a pattern in the leather:
a new pair of brogues
2 [usually singular] an accent, especially an Irish or Scottish accent
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