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galligaskins

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noun plural gal·li·gas·kins \ˌga-li-ˈgas-kənz\

Definition of galligaskins

  1. 1 a :  loose wide hose or breeches worn in the 16th and 17th centuries b :  very loose trousers

  2. 2 dial chiefly British :  leggings



Origin and Etymology 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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