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brogan

Syllabification: bro·gan
Pronunciation: /ˈbroɡən
 
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Definition of brogan in English:

noun

A coarse, stout leather shoe reaching to the ankle.
Example sentences
  • ‘No, Michigan,’ I answered, noticing a vortex, or slight swirl of the fog, forming at his black leather brogans.
  • Is it possible to get Walkover brogans anywhere anymore?
  • GI Joe's field boots were basically wartime versions of the rugged brogans familiar to farm labourers and other working stiffs who spent a lot of time on their feet.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Irish brógán, Scottish Gaelic brógan, literally 'small brogue'.

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