Galoshe

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Galoshe A clog or patten. "Nor were worthy [to] unbuckle his galoche ."
    • Galoshe A gaiter, or legging, covering the upper part of the shoe and part of the leg.
    • Galoshe An overshoe worn in wet weather, especially a waterproof rubber overshoe extending over the ankle, worn over one's regular shoes; now usually written galosh. It is used mostly in the plural.
    • n Galoshe Same as Galoche.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. galoche, galache, galage, shoe, F. galoche, galoche, perh. altered fr. L. gallica, a Gallic shoe, or fr. LL. calopedia, wooden shoe, or shoe with a wooden sole, Gr. , dim. of , , a shoemaker's last; wood + foot

Usage

In literature:

A hood is over her head, a respirator in her mouth, and galoshes on her feet.
"The Complete Plays of Gilbert and Sullivan" by William Schwenk Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
Care vanished, and with her the Galoshes.
"Andersen's Fairy Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
She slopped along in the great galoshes, her back to the lighted house now, her face to the dark barns.
"The Good Comrade" by Una L. Silberrad
But I detest putting on my heavy Russian galoshes, and my big cloak; and I never do either when I can possibly avoid it.
"Russian Rambles" by Isabel F. Hapgood
His trousers were turned up, and his feet, wisely, for the streets were wet and slimy, encased in neat galoshes.
"Franklin Kane" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
You breakfast in the dining room, and in the winter you wear flannel underwear and galoshes.
"Gigolo" by Edna Ferber
Road's awash, meadders is flooded, an' the water's a-swashin' an' a-sloshin' in them there galoshes.
"A Young Man in a Hurry" by Robert W. Chambers
Whose galoshes are these, I should like to know, all muddy and covered with gravel?
"The Leader of the Lower School" by Angela Brazil
But it was the galoshes of Manhattan that saved his feet from freezing.
"The Crimson Tide" by Robert W. Chambers
Would you like to see Galoshes?
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 17 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
I believe I should stuff the shawl inside my satchel, and lose the galoshes on purpose!
"A Pair of Schoolgirls" by Angela Brazil
Penny was zipping on her galoshes when the doorbell rang.
"Ghost Beyond the Gate" by Mildred A. Wirt
The woman had put on a heavy coat, galoshes, and carried woolen blankets.
"The Cry at Midnight" by Mildred A. Wirt
Finding a pair of old galoshes on the porch, she protected her feet with them, and hobbled into the yard.
"Clue of the Silken Ladder" by Mildred A. Wirt
Besides, your umbrella won't mind corners, and you do not wear galoshes.
"Fräulein Schmidt and Mr. Anstruther" by Elizabeth von Arnim
Here rubber coats, umbrellas, mackintoshes, Hoods, rubber boots and arctics and galoshes.
"Songs and Satires" by Edgar Lee Masters
Her galoshes were close by the door; but she could not get them on easily, they were so new!
"In God's Way" by Björnstjerne Björnson
In the middle ages "galosh" was a general term for a boot or shoe, particularly one with a wooden sole.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 2" by Various
Perhaps I'd better send him one for Christmas instead of a pair of galoshes.
"The Idiot at Home" by John Kendrick Bangs
As for the galoshes you say you left behind here on your last visit, I must regretfully inform you that they are nowhere to be found.
"Short Stories" by Fiodor Dostoievski
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In poetry:

Autumn, not winter coat,
Hat-none, galoshes-none.
You struggle with excitement
Out there all on your own.
"Meeting" by Boris Pasternak
For me in my timber arbour
You have one more message yet,
"Plimsolls, plimsolls in the summer,
Oh galoshes in the wet!"
"Westgate-On-Sea" by Sir John Betjeman

In news:

Goodrich was making new rubber galoshes under the name the "Mystik Boot" and its marketing department wanted to add a little " zip " to its newfangled fastener.
In brewpubs around the city, patrons can sip the wares in close proximity to giant vats of beer while brewmasters stomp around in galoshes carrying out their work.
I never know if I'll need new Easter shoes or new Easter galoshes.
There are computer users who believe that to access their Cloud-based data they need galoshes and an umbrella .
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