American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A waterproof overshoe.
- n. Obsolete A sturdy heavy-soled boot or shoe.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of clog or patten worn in the middle ages as a protection against wet, and common, because of the practice of making shoes of cloth, silk, or the like, or of ornamental leather.
- n. In present use, any overshoe; a rubber: usually in the plural.
- To protect with a partial covering, edging, or the like of strong or water-proof material, as a shoe.
- n. UK A waterproof overshoe used to provide protection from rain or snow.
- n. US A waterproof rubber boot, intended to be worn in wet or muddy conditions.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Same as galoche, galoshe.
- n. A strip of material, as leather, running around a shoe at and above the sole, as for protection or ornament.
- n. a waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snow
- From Middle English galoche, from Old French galoche ("shoe with a wooden sole"), but further uncertain; three main theories exist: (Wiktionary)
- Middle English galoche, wooden soled shoe, from Old French. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The most extensive "galosh" factory in Russia, which is said to be the largest in the world, is reclaiming rubber according to American methods.”
“Mr. Ringdal is 31 and lives in Norway, where the galosh, he says, "is an old-guy accessory.”
“In standard practice, a sneakered foot is first placed inside a plastic bag, enabling it to slide into a galosh.”
“Overshoes are fresh in people's minds," says Tingley's marketing manager, Jim Towey, who puts nonfarm galosh sales in the tens of thousands.”
“Romain Gary wrote of a boy who proves his love for a girl by eating a galosh.”
“A galosh While Mr. Chisena's modern galoshes evolved in America, they're linguistically Gallic and culturally Slavic.”
“Rebecca Miller, a Chicago galosh champion, wants women to put the shoes back on.”
“The Galosh," by Mikhail Zoshchenko, is about a man who loses a galosh on a train.”
“Yet nothing yells galosh like sloppy weather, and this year's has been so sloppy that galosh visionaries believe April showers may finally be coming their way.”
“With unprotected pedestrian activity rife in cities, a galosh revival is afoot.”
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