Share this entry

Share this page

galosh

Syllabification: ga·losh
Pronunciation: /ɡəˈläSH
 
/

Definition of galosh in English:

noun

(usually galoshes)
A waterproof overshoe, typically made of rubber.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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.

More
  • A galosh was originally a type of clog. It comes via Old French from late Latin gallicula, a diminutive of Latin gallica (solea) ‘Gallic (shoe)’. The current use of the word for a waterproof overshoe dates from the mid 19th century.

Words that rhyme with galosh

awash, Boche, Bosch, bosh, brioche, cloche, cohosh, cosh, dosh, Foch, gosh, josh, mosh, nosh, posh, quash, slosh, splosh, squash, swash, tosh, wash

Definition of galosh in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day tenebrous
Pronunciation: ˈtenəbrəs
adjective
dark; shadowy or obscure