noun Etymology: Irish brógán, diminutive of bróg Date: 1835 a heavy shoe; especially a coarse work shoe reaching to the ankle

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  • Brogan — or O Brogan, is a surname originating in Ireland, anglicized from the original Ó Brógáin. The name can be traced back to Saint Brogan, Saint Patrick s nephew and scribe, and has many original meanings, including sorrowful, sharp faced, sturdy and …   Wikipedia

  • Brogan — Bro gan, n. A stout, coarse shoe; a brogue. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brogan — [brō′gən] n. [Ir, dim. of brōg: see BROGUE2] a heavy work shoe, fitting high on the ankle …   English World dictionary

  • Brogan — Sir Denis William Brogan (* 11. August 1900 in Glasgow, Schottland; † 5. Januar 1974) war ein britischer Schriftsteller und Historiker. Leben Brogan studierte in Glasgow, Oxford und Harvard und wurde 1934 Mitglied der Akademie der Corpus Christi… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Brogan — The sept of O Brogain belongs by origin to the Ui Fiachrach, an ancient population group of Mayo, Sligo and Galway, and possessed estates in the Barony of Carra and also at Breaghwy in Co. Mayo where, with Co. Donegal, the name is chiefly found… …   Surnames reference

  • brogan — [ brəʊg(ə)n] noun a coarse stout leather shoe reaching to the ankle. Origin C19: from Ir. brógán, Sc. Gaelic brógan, lit. small brogue …   English new terms dictionary

  • brogan — /broh geuhn/, n. a heavy, sturdy shoe, esp. an ankle high work shoe. [ < Ir brógán, dim. of bróg shoe; see BROGUE2] * * * …   Universalium

  • brogan — bro•gan [[t]ˈbroʊ gən[/t]] n. clo a heavy, sturdy shoe, esp. an ankle high work shoe • Etymology: 1845–50; < Ir brógán, dim. of bróg shoe; see brogue II …   From formal English to slang

  • Brogan — biographical name Sir Denis William 1900 1974 British historian …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • brogan — noun A heavy working shoe; a brogue …   Wiktionary

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