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Galoot   Listen

A disreputable or clumsy man.

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"Galoot" Quotes from Famous Books

... most anywhere now on the chance of a gratis Big Shoot, And there wos some Swells with hus, I tell yer, I felt on the good gay galoot, But I fancy I got jest a morsel screwdnoodleous late in the day, For I peppered a bloke in the breeks; he swore bad, but ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 99, August 30, 1890. • Various

... kind of nationalism. Now if somebody is going to make me take on a "sounder development," that is one thing, but if everybody is only going to let me do it, that is quite another thing. Mark Twain's "Buck Fanshaw" was going to have peace, if he had to "lick every galoot in town" to get it. This may well stand for Edward Bellamy's military nationalism. But if we are only going to have peace when everybody wants it, and will behave himself, why this seems like the Rev. Francis Bellamy's nationalism, with the "military" left out. And this, ...
— The Arena - Volume 4, No. 21, August, 1891 • Various

Words linked to "Galoot" :   man, adult male

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