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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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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 galoots

galoot

n.

"awkward or boorish man," 1812, nautical, "raw recruit, green hand," apparently originally a sailor's contemptuous word for soldiers or marines, of uncertain origin. "Dictionary of American Slang" proposes galut, Sierra Leone creole form of Spanish galeoto "galley slave."

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