noun pa·loo·ka \pə-ˈlü-kə\

Definition of PALOOKA

:  an inexperienced or incompetent boxer
:  oaf, lout

Examples of PALOOKA

  1. <I wish he wouldn't bring over here that bunch of palookas he calls his friends.>

Origin of PALOOKA

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1924

Other Combat Sports Terms

foil, riposte, welter

Rhymes with PALOOKA


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