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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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. [1913 Webster]