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The meaning of galoot

A galoot is a clumsy, foolish, or silly person. If your brother stumbles and drops an entire pizza on the kitchen floor, you'll be tempted to call him a galoot. Galoot is an informal word for a fool or a goofy guy.

Are you a galoot?

by Anonymousreply 15December 2, 2023 5:39 PM

[quote]Are you a galoot?

Very much so, yes. Came out of the box that way, sadly.

by Anonymousreply 1December 2, 2023 2:33 PM

I'm a stunad.

by Anonymousreply 2December 2, 2023 2:46 PM

Galoot as charged.

Thankfully not a big one.

by Anonymousreply 3December 2, 2023 2:55 PM

It’s a fairly common term of abuse in Scotland.

by Anonymousreply 4December 2, 2023 3:10 PM

[quote]Are you a galoot?

I'm a big lug.

by Anonymousreply 5December 2, 2023 3:15 PM

1812, nautical, "raw recruit, green hand," apparently originally a sailor's contemptuous word for soldiers or marines, of unknown origin. "Dictionary of American Slang" proposes galut, Sierra Leone creole form of Spanish galeoto "galley slave." In general (non-nautical) use by 1866, "awkward or boorish man," but often a term of humorous contempt.

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by Anonymousreply 6December 2, 2023 3:17 PM

I'm proudly a palooka.

by Anonymousreply 7December 2, 2023 3:23 PM

I'm a yutz.

by Anonymousreply 8December 2, 2023 3:45 PM

For our British friends: what's the difference between a tosser and a wanker? (Might as well throw in "prat" and "plonker" while we're at it.)

by Anonymousreply 9December 2, 2023 3:46 PM

Tosser and wanker have the same meaning. Prat and plonker are terms for annoying or stupid people.

by Anonymousreply 10December 2, 2023 4:19 PM

No. I'm a schlimazel.

by Anonymousreply 11December 2, 2023 4:55 PM

I prefer hobbledehoy.

by Anonymousreply 12December 2, 2023 5:17 PM

That ain't what we're sellin at Miss Mona's.

by Anonymousreply 13December 2, 2023 5:19 PM

Goofus is a galoot.

by Anonymousreply 14December 2, 2023 5:25 PM

What a maroon.

by Anonymousreply 15December 2, 2023 5:39 PM
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