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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Definitions for galoot

  1. Slang. an awkward, eccentric, or foolish person.

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Citations for galoot
Only the galoot still looks ready to fight, and Henry almost hopes they will fight… Stephen King, Dreamcatcher, 2001
Well, one night here comes Jim along the road, whistling; to court Susan, and there was the ugly galoot a-yearning on the bank under the pear tree. Winston Churchill, The Crisis, 1901
Origin of galoot
1805-1815
Galoot entered English in the early 1800s and is of unknown origin.