galosh

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n galosh a waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snow
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Galosh A strip of material, as leather, running around a shoe at and above the sole, as for protection or ornament.
    • Galosh Same as Galoche Galoshe.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n galosh 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 galosh In present use, any overshoe; a rubber: usually in the plural.
    • galosh To protect with a partial covering, edging, or the like of strong or water-proof material, as a shoe.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Galosh ga-losh′ a shoe or slipper worn over another in wet weather—also Galoche′, Golosh′.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. galoche—Gr. kalopodion, dim. of kalopous, a shoemaker's last—kālon, wood, pous, the foot.

Usage

In literature:

There are tracks on the little porch, my dear girl, not made by your galoshes.
"Where There's A Will" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
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
A tall, bald-headed old man with a red nose, wearing a dressing gown and with galoshes on his bare feet, stood in the anteroom.
"War and Peace" by Leo Tolstoy
Whenever it's wet underfoot I must put on my galoshes.
"Dubliners" by James Joyce
Now, thank Heaven, he's taking his leave with his squeaking galoshes!
"Plays: Comrades; Facing Death; Pariah; Easter" by August Strindberg
Miss Burt in galoshes and with a wrap over her head was coming up the garden.
"The Invader" by Margaret L. Woods
Calling her children to her, she helped them into their warm galoshes; and lighting a small lantern, they were soon out in the snowy forest.
"Soap-Bubble Stories" by Fanny Barry
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
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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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