or ga·loshe, go·losh



a waterproof overshoe, especially a high one.

Origin of galosh

1325–75; Middle English < Old French galoche, of obscure origin
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Examples from the Web for goloshes

Historical Examples of goloshes

  • I stopped a moment in the ante-room, in order to take off my goloshes.

    A Hero of Our Time

    M. Y. Lermontov

  • Marjorie, just see that you and he are well wrapped up, and have goloshes on.

  • Observe the prints of my goloshes on the steep ascent, and take courage.

    The Lowest Rung

    Mary Cholmondeley

  • He put on his goloshes and cloak, and then slowly tied a scarf about his neck.


    Leo Tolstoy

  • His goloshes, which always lay by the umbrella-stand, were also gone.

British Dictionary definitions for goloshes


pl n

a less common spelling of galoshes
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