Definitions

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  • n. Alternative form of galligaskins.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. See galligaskins.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Obsolete spellings of galligaskins.

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  • See also the OED explanation/usage/etymology on galligaskins.

    October 1, 2008

  • It's a classic, for sure.

    September 5, 2008

  • I'd say hamcases is pretty ludicrous as well. :)

    September 5, 2008

  • C_b, this is weird: I just found galligaskins today, before I even read your posts. Apparently it has the same meaning, but I like the OED definition: "A kind of wide hose or breeches worn in the 16th and 17th c.; later, a more or less ludicrous term for loose breeches in general." :-)

    September 5, 2008

  • "Breeches." See also hamcases.

    September 5, 2008