galoshes and rubbers and overshoes, oh my

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Jun 8 14:26:49 UTC 2012

At 6/8/2012 12:17 AM, Victor Steinbok wrote:
>Has anyone bothers with the OED? Rubbers and pantofles are both defined
>as "overshoes or galoshes", literally.

Yes I did -- and found that "galosh(es)" were defined as "overshoes"
and "rubbers" as either of the former two.  Clearly the OED is not


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