galosh definition by Webster's New World
- an overshoe, esp. a high, warmly lined overshoe of rubber and fabric: usually used in pl.
- Obsolete any heavy shoe or boot
Origin: Middle English galoche ; from Old French ; from Midieval Latin galochium, shoe with a wooden sole ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form calopus ; from Classical Greek kalopous, literally , wooden foot ; from kalon, wood plush pous, foot
galosh definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A waterproof overshoe.
- Obsolete A sturdy heavy-soled boot or shoe.
Origin: Middle English galoche, wooden soled shoe, from Old French.
pair of galoshes