From Middle English galoche, galache, galage (meaning shoe), from Old French galoche, perhaps altered from Latin gallica (meaning a Gallic shoe), or from Late Latin calopedia (meaning wooden shoe, or shoe with a wooden sole), from Ancient Greek diminutive of καλόπους (kalopous, “a shoemaker's last; wood + foot”).
Variant of galosh
- an overshoe, esp. a high, warmly lined overshoe of rubber and fabric: usually used in pl.
- Obsolete any heavy shoe or boot
Origin of galoshMiddle English galoche ; from Old French ; from Medieval Latin galochium, shoe with a wooden sole ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form calopus ; from Classical Greek kalopous, literally , wooden foot ; from kalon, wood + pous, foot