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an Irish accent in the pronunciation of English.
any strong regional accent.
a durable, comfortable, low-heeled shoe, often having decorative perforations and a wing tip.
a coarse, usually untanned leather shoe once worn in Ireland and Scotland.
a fraud; trick; prank.
Contemporary Examples

Wingnuts Excerpt-Bush Derangement Syndrome John Avlon March 31, 2010
Alan Cumming: The Truth About My Father Tim Teeman October 13, 2014
Queen of Prints, Mary Katrantzou Erin Cunningham September 15, 2013
Mel Brooks Is Always Funny and Often Wise in This 1975 Playboy Interview Alex Belth February 15, 2014
Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days David Freeman December 12, 2014

Historical Examples

Just Irish Charles Battell Loomis
Who Was Who: 5000 B. C. to Date Anonymous
Much Ado About Peter Jean Webster
Stories of a Western Town Octave Thanet
Wild Western Scenes John Beauchamp Jones

a broad gentle-sounding dialectal accent, esp that used by the Irish in speaking English
a sturdy walking shoe, often with ornamental perforations
an untanned shoe worn formerly in Ireland and Scotland


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