a shoe or boot usually worn over another for protection in wet or cold weather, especially a waterproof outer shoe.

Compare galosh.

Origin of overshoe

First recorded in 1570–80; over- + shoe
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a protective shoe worn over an ordinary shoe
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Word Origin and History for overshoe

1829, from over- + shoe (n.). Related: Overshoes.

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