Loosely fitting hose or breeches worn in the 1500s and 1600s.
(chiefly british) Leggings.
Loosely fitting breeches worn in the 16th and 17th cent.
(brit., dial.) Leggings or gaiters.
Alternative Form of galligaskins - gallygaskins
Origin of galligaskins
- Perhaps alteration (influenced by galley) (Gascon) of French garguesques variant of greguesques from Spanish gregüescos from griego Greek from Latin Graecus Greek
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition