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galoot

[guh-loot] /gəˈlut/
noun, Slang.
1.
an awkward, eccentric, or foolish person.
Also, galloot.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for galoot

galoot

/ɡəˈluːt/
noun
1.
(slang, mainly US) a clumsy or uncouth person
Word Origin
C19: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for galoot
galoot
"awkward or boorish man," 1812, nautical, "raw recruit, green hand," originally a sailor's contemptuous word for soldiers or marines, of uncertain origin. "Dictionary of American Slang" proposes galut, Sierra Leone creole form of Sp. galeoto "galley slave." Perhaps rather Du. slang kloot "testicle," klootzak "scrotum," used figuratively as an insult.
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