overshoe

[ oh-ver-shoo ]
/ ˈoʊ vərˌʃu /
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. overshade,
  2. overshadow,
  3. overshare,
  4. overshine,
  5. overshirt,
  6. overshoot,
  7. overshot,
  8. overshot wheel,
  9. overside,
  10. oversight

Compare galosh.

Origin of overshoe

First recorded in 1570–80; over- + shoe

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British Dictionary definitions for overshoe

overshoe

/ (ˈəʊvəˌʃuː) /

noun

a protective shoe worn over an ordinary shoe
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Word Origin and History for overshoe

overshoe

n.

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

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