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

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  • 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

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  • 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 (Automarke) — Brogan war eine US amerikanische Automobilmarke, die 1946–1950 von der B B Specialty Company in Rossmoyne (Ohio) gebaut wurde. Der erste Brogan wurde 1946–1948 gebaut. Es handelte sich um einen winzigen, zweisitzigen Roadster mit drei Rädern (ein …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Brogan, Oregon — Brogan is an unincorporated community in Malheur County, Oregon, United States, on U.S. Route 26. Brogan was founded by D. M. Brogan in 1909, and when a post office was established in the locality on April 23 of that year, it was named for… …   Wikipedia

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