galligaskins


gal·li·gas·kins

noun plural \ˌga-li-ˈgas-kənz\

Definition of GALLIGASKINS

1
a :  loose wide hose or breeches worn in the 16th and 17th centuries
b :  very loose trousers
2
dial chiefly British :  leggings

Origin of GALLIGASKINS

probably modification of Middle French garguesques, from Old Spanish gregüescos, from griego Greek, from Latin Graecus
First Known Use: 1577

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