galoot


galoot

noun Slang.

  1. an awkward, eccentric, or foolish person.

noun

  1. slang, mainly US a clumsy or uncouth person
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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