Definition of galoot
: fellow; especially : one who is strange or foolish
Examples of galoot in a Sentence
he's a bighearted galoot, even if he's not the sharpest tool in the shed
Recent Examples of galoot from the Web
Berman met his wife, the former Kathy Alexinski, when the big galoot faked car trouble just for the opportunity to ask Kathy for her help--and a breakfast date.
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Origin and Etymology of galoot
of obscure origin
First Known Use: circa 1818See Words from the same year
GALOOT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of galoot for English Language Learners
: a man or boy; especially : one who is foolish or awkward
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