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A derivative of dialectal English brog (sniggle, fish with a brog), equivalent to brog +‎ -le. Compare brog (noun).


broggle (third-person singular simple present broggles, present participle broggling, simple past and past participle broggled)

  1. (Britain, dialect) To sniggle, or fish with a brog.
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  2. (dialectal) To poke around, especially poke around in a hole with a stick.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for broggle in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)