Synonyms for galoshes

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But it was the galoshes of Manhattan that saved his feet from freezing.

Miss Burt in galoshes and with a wrap over her head was coming up the garden.

Perhaps I'd better send him one for Christmas instead of a pair of galoshes.

There are tracks on the little porch, my dear girl, not made by your galoshes.

"I believe her galoshes are in the passage outside her door," he said, and hurried after her.

Would you go out in the grounds where we sat yesterday and fetch my galoshes?

The woman had put on a heavy coat, galoshes, and carried woolen blankets.

“Wear your slickers and either high boots or galoshes,” the Cub leader advised the boys.

A kindly but futile Ambassador shook the snow of Petrograd from his galoshes and solemnly and laboriously vanished.

At last she was off, Mijnheer's galoshes wallowing about her feet, his black-caped mackintosh thrown round her shoulders.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., kind of footwear consisting of a wooden sole fastened onto the foot with leather thongs, perhaps from Old French galoche (singular), from Late Latin gallicula, diminutive of gallica (solea) "a Gallic (sandal)" [Klein]. Alternative etymology [Barnhart, Hatz.-Darm.] is from Vulgar Latin *galopia, from Greek kalopodion, diminutive of kalopous "shoemaker's last," from kalon "wood" + pous "foot" (see foot (n.)). The surname Galocher is attested from c.1300. Modern meaning "rubber covering of a boot or shoe" is from 1853.

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boot

nounheavy, often tall, shoe
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