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[guh-losh] /gəˈlɒʃ/


or galoshe, golosh

[guh-losh] /gəˈlɒʃ/
a waterproof overshoe, especially a high one.
Origin of galosh
1325-75; Middle English < Old French galoche, of obscure origin Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • There they hung, five little suits, each on its own peg, and with its own pair of goloshes on the ground beneath.

    The Hawthorns Amy Walton
  • Observe the prints of my goloshes on the steep ascent, and take courage.

    The Lowest Rung Mary Cholmondeley
  • You must be sure to take your goloshes, and to come in at once if you feel chilly or shivery.

    The Palace in the Garden Mary Louisa Molesworth
  • He put on his goloshes and cloak, and then slowly tied a scarf about his neck.

    Boyhood Leo Tolstoy
  • She stood there very solidly, her feet in goloshes, planted tenaciously upon the damp October earth.

    The Promise of Air Algernon Blackwood
  • His goloshes, which always lay by the umbrella-stand, were also gone.

    The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame
  • She began to put on her hat and shawl, while Rosalie put on her goloshes.

    The works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 5 (of 8) Guy de Maupassant 1850-1893
  • Don't go in goloshes, though, for they will be sure to catch on the nails.

    Soap-Bubble Stories Fanny Barry
  • And instantly Maurice, amid a heap of goloshes and old tennis bats, felt with a swelling heart that he was no longer a cat.

    The Magic World Edith Nesbit
  • I throw off my goloshes in the entrance, steal up to my room and into bed.

    Stories and Pictures Isaac Loeb Peretz
British Dictionary definitions for goloshes


plural noun
a less common spelling of galoshes
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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