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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 ?
"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.
"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!
None was bigger than Bartles & Jaymes, which fizzed its way to the top of the category thanks to TV spots starring two suspender-wearing galoots named Frank Bartles and Ed Jaymes inviting America to chill with a pink grapefruit cooler.
THERESA May has been left "at the mercy of the eejits, rogues and galoots" over leaving the EU, Scottish Labour's Brexit spokesman claimed yesterday.
The only proper connection with the Festival was the army of galoots heading south in the middle of March.
"You need dierent combinations for dierent games - sometimes you're up against big galoots at the back who aren't that good at turning and sometimes you want a big presence up front so you can re the ball at him and he can hold it.
The City Council shot down the ridiculous tax hike with all the "savoir-faire" of five galoots hunting ducks with 20 mm anti-aircraft cannon.
He had to take all of his clothes off and stand naked in front of these two galoots who then took him into the court and sate each side of him."
In other settings, both Abelman and Lepore speak out against the quacks, against the "galoots," against those conscienceless drug companies concerned only for profit, and against a medical world driven by insurance companies and health care chains.
As poets and galoots turn into bureaucrats, the Department of Civil Service regulates neighborhood dream patterns.
SWANSEA: Gower Heritage Centre (01792 371206), Gower Bluegrass Festival: Bluegrass and country music, also workshops on the fiddle, banjo, mandolin and dobro, hosted by Roots and Galoots. 12 noon-12 midnight.