Definitions for galoshgəˈlɒʃ

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  1. arctic, galosh, golosh, rubber, gumshoe(noun)

    a waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snow


  1. galosh(Noun)

    A waterproof overshoe used to provide protection from rain or snow.

  2. galosh(Noun)

    A waterproof rubber boot, intended to be worn in wet or muddy conditions.

  3. Origin: From galoche, from galoche, but further uncertain; three main theories exist:


  1. Galoshes

    Galoshes, also known as boat shoes, dickersons, or overshoes, are a type of rubber boot that is slipped over shoes to keep them from getting muddy or wet. The word galoshes might be used interchangeably with boot, especially a rubberized boot. Properly speaking, however, a galosh is an overshoe made of a weatherproof material to protect a more vulnerable shoe underneath and keep the foot warm and dry.

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