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paluka

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palooka

noun
  1. A mediocre or inferior boxer: a paluka who leads with his right (1925+)
  2. A professional wrestler (1940+)
  3. Any large and stupid man (1940s+)

[origin unknown; said to have been coined by the sports writer and humorist Jack Conway]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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