galoot

noun ga·loot \ gə-ˈlüt \

Definition of galoot

slang
:fellow; especially :one who is strange or foolish

Examples of galoot in a Sentence

  1. he's a bighearted galoot, even if he's not the sharpest tool in the shed

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Origin and Etymology of galoot

of obscure origin

galoot Synonyms

Synonyms
bastard, bloke [chiefly British], buck, cat, chap [chiefly British], chappie [British], dude, fella, fellow, man [slang], gent, gentleman, guy, hombre, jack, joe, joker, lad, male
Related Words
master, mister, sir; buddy, buster

GALOOT Defined for English Language Learners

galoot

noun

Definition of galoot for English Language Learners

  • : a man or boy; especially : one who is foolish or awkward



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