Definition of galosh in English:


Syllabification: ga·losh
Pronunciation: /gəˈläSH


(usually galoshes)
A waterproof overshoe, typically made of rubber.
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  • Not your typical galoshes, the slick rubber booties have an adorable white heel and are less about puddle-splashing, more about stylish strolls in the mist.
  • Rubber boots or galoshes protect your feet but it is also important to protect your eyes and hands.
  • New England Overshoe makes ‘performance over-shoes,’ which are galoshes with traction soles that fit over sneakers, sandals, wing tips, or other shoes for waterproof use on street and trail.


Middle English (denoting a type of clog): via Old French from late Latin gallicula, diminutive of Latin gallica (solea) 'Gallic (shoe)'. The current sense dates from the mid 19th century.

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