Definition of gamashes
: leggings or gaiters worn by horseback riders
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Origin and Etymology of gamashes
Middle French gamaches, plural of gamache, modification of Old Provençal garamacha, galamacha, modification of Old Spanish guadamecí colored or embossed leather, from guadamecí, adjective, colored or embossed (said of leather), modification of Arabic ghadāmasīy of Gadàmes, town in Tripoli where ornate leather was made
First Known Use: 1596See Words from the same year
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