from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A heavy, ankle-high work shoe.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A form of half-boot in which the part covering the instep is undivided, and broad side-flaps meet above the instep-piece, and are tied by strings.
  • noun A boat used on Chesapeake Bay.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A stout, coarse shoe; a brogue.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A heavy working shoe; a brogue

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a thick and heavy shoe


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Irish Gaelic brógan, diminutive of bróg, brogue; see brogue.]

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From Old Irish brògan


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  • Hey, where are all the citations for Brogan as a proper name?

    April 14, 2011

  • To Progasus: They were removed, along with my complaint (as it should). I am gratified to see that comments are attended to. However, in this case, although the capitalized entries were apparently blanket removed, the three citations one first sees are also useless for other reasons. Although I can appreciate that culling the caps is a practical approach, it is not a substitute for reviewing the examples.

    April 14, 2011

  • JP: mine was a mildly jocose way of showing you this page. Perhaps those entries were removed, but I'd rather think they are still on the Brogan (capitalized) page and its Wordie section (Brogan).

    Someday I will google Progasus and try to understand if yours was a misspelling or a joke as well.

    April 14, 2011

  • Progasus, the winged-lagomorph of the gods!

    April 15, 2011