A waterproof overshoe.
He wears galoshes when it rains to keep his feet dry.
(obsolete) A sturdy heavy-soled boot or shoe.
Either of a pair of overshoes, esp. a high, warmly lined overshoe of rubber and fabric.
(obs.) Any heavy shoe or boot.
Origin of galosh
- Middle English galoche wooden-soled shoe from Old French of unknown origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Late Latin gallicula, diminutive of gallica (solea) (“Gallic (sandal)”).
- From Old French galette (“flat round cake”), from galet (“pebble”).