galosh
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ɡəˈlɒʃ/
Noun

galosh (plural galoshes)

  1. (British) A waterproof overshoe used to provide protection from rain or snow.
  2. (US) A waterproof rubber boot, intended to be worn in wet or muddy conditions.
Synonyms Translations Verb

galosh (galoshes, present participle galoshing; past and past participle galoshed)

  1. (intransitive) To walk while wearing, or as if wearing, galoshes; to splash about.
    • 1979, Penelope Mortimer, About Time: An Aspect of Autobiography (page 36)
      My mother, at the age of seventeen, took them on single-handed, galoshing her way through the mud with bundles of tracts, not necessarily religious but always uplifting, and generous supplies of calves' foot jelly.



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