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also gal·loot  (gə-lo͞ot′)
n. Slang
A person, especially a clumsy or uncouth one.

[Origin unknown.]
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(ɡəˈluːt) or


slang chiefly US a clumsy or uncouth person
[C19: of unknown origin]
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n. Slang.
an awkward, eccentric, or foolish person.
[1805–15; orig. uncertain]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.galoot - a disreputable or clumsy man
adult male, man - an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman); "there were two women and six men on the bus"
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[gəˈluːt] N (esp US) → zoquete mf
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References in classic literature ?
"Boring for water, you black-and-tan galoot!" replied the Sheik of the Outfit, with that ready repartee which distinguishes the Unbeliever.
Next you'd see a raft sliding by, away off yonder, and maybe a galoot on it chopping, because they're most always doing it on a raft; you'd see the axe flash and come down -- you don't hear nothing; you see that axe go up again, and by the time it's above the man's head then you hear the K'CHUNK!
"Now you Eastern galoots won't believe anything against the yellow devils," he suddenly flamed out with an appearance of earnestness not altogether convincing, "but I tell you that Chink was the perversest scoundrel outside San Francisco.
In 1260, Egyptians defeated the Mongols in Ein Galoot under the leadership of Saifuddin Qutuz.
Exhausting training matures Kyle from awkward, wandering galoot to one of the nation's finest fighters.
Still, ''Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze'' (Nintendo, for the Wii U, $49.99) provides all the action that fans of the big galoot are probably looking for.
I seem to remember he wrote that the closest he got to her was to sit several rows back from her gorgeous back at some event or other Marilyn was with her then husband, Arthur Miller, and one can imagine Norman fuming, smoldering, stewing: "What the hell is she doing with that stiff galoot? A girl that sexy belongs with me!"
The one-f Jafa, He's a galoot. The two-f Jaffa, He's a fruit.
Thus we discover that the title of Hillbilly Galoot (1960) refers to a dim-witted, usually high-hearted rube; Dolores James (1962; Fig.
Maybe it's, "You bunch of idiots, don't you know I have a bloody well splitting headache from playing this stupid game?" Or maybe it's, "Thank you Lord, that big galoot of a linebacker didn't get me this time." We just don't know.
"Yes, I have always enjoyed playing Detroit, because he is always here, in the front row, the big galoot. Those roses?
"Everyone was laughing at me and saying, 'Who is the galoot who doesn't even know what passe is?'" But starting from scratch is what latecomers need.