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galoot

Synonyms of galoot in English:

noun

informal
  • 1 I was expecting the big galoot to trip over his own feet
  • Reflections

    galoot

    Words that combine derision and affection are rare and ought to be taken advantage of. This word lets you make fun of a tall, gangly, clumsy guy for being tall, gangly, and clumsy, but conveys as well the linguistic equivalent of a chuck under the chin. Galoot is also less familiar (and funnier sounding) than the equivalent lug, and unlike lug, has only one meaning.
    David Auburn

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