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This article asserts multiple conflicting etymologies / origins for the term 'galosh'. Here is what my Weekley's etymological says, which you may make use of:

  • galosh, golosh. F. galoche, VL. *galopia, from G. kalopous, shoemaker's last, from kalon, wood, pous, foot. Usu. in pl. with many vars., e.g. golo-shoes. "It is curious to find galoshes, now suggestive of a valetudinarian curate, thus [in Piers Plowm.] an essential part of a medieval knight's equipment" (Smythe-Palmer).

gallozza: a kinde of wooden patins, startops, gallages (Flor.).

Let me know if you need any help figuring out what all Weekley's system of abbreviations means. ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 02:46, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Split the contradiction info to separate talks[edit]

Will copy (not moved) the appropriate talk template and comments to Galoshes and ABM-1 Galosh. LanceBarber (talk) 20:28, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Copied, and missile information removed for this Talk. Will do the converse for the ABM-1 Galosh article. LanceBarber (talk) 21:07, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Question from non-editor[edit]

What's with the "wikipedia!" at the end of the "Today" heading? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:31, 14 January 2009 (UTC)


In my opinion, none of the current pictures illustrates what galoshes are. If anyone agrees and can supply a more basic illustrative picture, please do so. (the Russian ones are fine but I think it needs a simple "definition" photo too) Philip Howard (talk) 03:51, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

Question from non-editor[edit]

Honestly, I think I'd need to see some sources that illustrate that the United States "often" uses the word "rubbers" to describe galoshes, especially since "rubbers" has a very, VERY different connotation (condoms) in US English. I have always heard the term galoshes. While I think there might be some regional usage of "rubbers" for galoshes, I'd find it hard to believe it's as prevalent as this article makes it out to be. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:23, 18 December 2009 (UTC)

  • While I did occasionally hear the term 'rubbers' used 50 years ago when I was a grade schooler, I never, ever heard the term galoshes used by a family member, teacher, or anyone else. I've lived withing 170 of my birthplace my entire life, and have still never heard it except onscreen, or read it in a book. If it's a regional thing, which I think it must be, could it please be listed as such? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:41, 22 February 2016 (UTC)

"Boat shoes"?[edit]

Galoshes may be worn on boats, but I don't know that they are synonymous with the term "boat shoe" as suggested in the article, and even marked up as boldface text, implying a redirect to this article. However, the article Boat shoe is about the style originated as Sperry Top-Siders, not about overshoes or boots. B7T (talk) 13:56, 3 May 2013 (UTC)

Boldface implies that it is a definition, links are in blue. That aside, you make a good point. After a bit of research I suspect that "boat-shoe" is a corruption of "boot-shoe", but can't be certain. I'm just about to mark the article with a tag to draw editors' attention to it. Martin of Sheffield (talk) 14:14, 22 February 2016 (UTC)

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