Definitions for galoshgəˈlɒʃ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a waterproof overshoe, esp. a high one.
Origin of galosh:
1325–75; ME < OF galoche, of obscure orig.
arctic, galosh, golosh, rubber, gumshoe(noun)
a waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snow
A waterproof overshoe used to provide protection from rain or snow.
A waterproof rubber boot, intended to be worn in wet or muddy conditions.
Origin: From galoche, from galoche, but further uncertain; three main theories exist:
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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