Saturday, February 01, 2014
Definitions for galligaskins
- leggings or gaiters, usually of leather.
- loose hose or breeches worn in the 16th and 17th centuries.
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Citations for galligaskins
He was generally seen trooping like a colt at his mother's heels, equipped in a pair of his father's cast-off galligaskins, which he had much ado to hold up with one hand, as a fine lady does her train in bad weather.
In galligaskins and filthy leather, his hat lost, his hair all elf-locks, he staggered toward WS.
Origin of galligaskins
Galligaskins is of obscure origin, though it's often associated with the now-obsolete French word garguesques. It entered English in the 1570s.