galosh

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From Middle English galoche, from Old French galoche (shoe with a wooden sole), but further uncertain; three main theories exist:

Noun[edit]

galosh (plural galoshes)

  1. (UK) A waterproof overshoe used to provide protection from rain or snow.
  2. (US) A waterproof rubber boot, intended to be worn in wet or muddy conditions.

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  1. ^ Barnhart, Robert K., ed., Barnhart Dictionary of Etymology, H.W. Wilson Co., 1988.
  2. ^ Klein, Dr. Ernest, A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the English Language, Amsterdam: Elsevier Scientific Publishing Co., 1971.
  3. ^ Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged, 2002.