galosh

[guh-losh]
noun
a waterproof overshoe, especially a high one.
Also, galoshe, golosh.


Origin:
1325–75; Middle English < Old French galoche, of obscure origin

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galoshes or goloshes (ɡəˈlɒʃɪz)
 
pl n
(sometimes singular) a pair of waterproof overshoes
 
[C14 (in the sense: wooden shoe): from Old French galoche, from Late Latin gallicula Gallic shoe]
 
goloshes or goloshes
 
pl n
 
[C14 (in the sense: wooden shoe): from Old French galoche, from Late Latin gallicula Gallic shoe]

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galoshes
1306, probably from O.Fr. galoche, from L.L. gallicula, dim. of gallica (solea) "a Gallic (sandal)." Alternative etymology is from V.L. *galopia, from Gk. kalopodion, dim. of kalopous "shoemaker's last," from kalon "wood" + pous "foot" (see foot).
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Example sentences
They would not have gotten sunburns on their ankles if they had worn galoshes.
If you're looking for a fun, athletic replacement to your waterproof yellow
  galoshes, we've found one for you.
Many hotels keep stores of galoshes or boots on hand.
In the winter you should pack an umbrella and pair of galoshes.
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