Galosh meaning

gə-lŏsh
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A waterproof overshoe.

He wears galoshes when it rains to keep his feet dry.

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(obsolete) A sturdy heavy-soled boot or shoe.
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Either of a pair of overshoes, esp. a high, warmly lined overshoe of rubber and fabric.
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(obs.) Any heavy shoe or boot.
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(UK) A waterproof overshoe used to provide protection from rain or snow.
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(US) A waterproof rubber boot, intended to be worn in wet or muddy conditions.
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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 Vulgar Latin *galopium, from Ancient Greek καλοπόδιον (kalopodion), diminutive of καλόπους (kalopous, “shoemaker's block”), compound of κᾶλον (kalon, “wood”) and πούς (pous, “foot”). More at holt and foot.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Late Latin gallicula, diminutive of gallica (solea) (“Gallic (sandal)”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Old French galette (“flat round cake”), from galet (“pebble”).

    From Wiktionary