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palooka

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noun pa·loo·ka \pə-ˈlü-kə\

Definition of palooka

  1. 1 :  an inexperienced or incompetent boxer

  2. 2 :  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

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