- From Vulgar Latin *galopium, from Ancient Greek καλοπόδιον (kalopódion), diminutive of shoemaker's block (shoemaker's block), compound of wood (wood) and foot (foot). More at holt and foot.
- From Late Latin gallicula, diminutive of gallica (solea) (“Gallic (sandal)”).
- From Old French galette (“flat round cake”), from galet (“pebble”).
galosh (plural galoshes)
- (Britain) A waterproof overshoe used to provide protection from rain or snow.
- (US) A waterproof rubber boot, intended to be worn in wet or muddy conditions.
- (waterproof rubber boot): Wellington boot
waterproof overshoe used to provide protection from rain or snow