galoot

or gal·loot

[ guh-loot ]
/ gəˈlut /

noun Slang.

an awkward, eccentric, or foolish person.

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Origin of galoot

First recorded in 1805–15; origin uncertain
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galoot

galloot

/ (ɡəˈluːt) /

noun

slang, mainly US a clumsy or uncouth person

Word Origin for galoot

C19: of unknown origin
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