an awkward, eccentric, or foolish person.
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How to use galoot in a sentence
Let the galoots disgrace themselves attacking war-heroes like General Marshall.
It'd jest be pamperin' and encouragin' a lot o' galoots that lay around the hospitals to keep out o' fights.Si Klegg, Book 2 (of 6) | John McElroy
Couldn't a man get a wink of sleep without condemned galoots hollering their prayers through a megaphone?Pippin; A Wandering Flame | Laura E. Richards
He came down from the Castle on the hill to the marketplace in the town and says he: "What do you galoots want, anyhow?"Marse Henry (Vol. 2) | Henry Watterson
We don't want any more swaggerin' galoots ridin' up to this grocery and emptyin' their six-shooters in the air afore they 'light.Selected Stories | Bret Harte
Go it, you crazy galoots—but I 'opine ye won't find what ye're a-lookin' fer.Frank Merriwell, Junior's, Golden Trail | Burt L. Standish
British Dictionary definitions for galoot
slang, mainly US a clumsy or uncouth person
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