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Galligaskins definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

GALLIGAS'KINS, n. Large open hose; used only in ludicrous language.

Merriam Webster's

noun plural Etymology: probably modification of Middle French garguesques, from Old Spanish gregŁescos, from griego Greek, from Latin Graecus Date: 1577 1. a. loose wide hose or breeches worn in the 16th and 17th centuries b. very loose trousers 2. dialect chiefly British leggings

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n.pl. hist. or joc. breeches, trousers. Etymology: orig. wide hose of the 16th-17th c., f. obs. F garguesque for greguesque f. It. grechesca fem. of grechesco Greek

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Galligaskins Gal`li*gas"kins, n. pl. [Prob. corrupted fr. It. Grechesco Grecian, a name which seems to have been given in Venice, and to have been afterwards confused with Gascony, as if they came from Gascony.] Loose hose or breeches; leather leg quards. The word is used loosely and often in a jocose sense.

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

Breeches.



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