galoshe

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From Middle English galoche, galache, galage (meaning shoe), from Old French galoche, perhaps altered from Latin gallica ( meaning a Gallic shoe), or from Late Latin calopedia (meaning wooden shoe, or shoe with a wooden sole), from Ancient Greek diminutive of καλόπους (kalopous, a shoemaker's last; wood + foot).

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galoshe (plural galoshes)

  1. (obsolete) A clog or patten.
    Nor were worthy [to] unbuckle his galoche. - Chaucer.
  2. Hence, an overshoe worn in wet weather.
  3. A gaiter, or legging, covering the upper part of the shoe and part of the leg.

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