Definition of Palookaville in English:

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Pronunciation: /pəˈlo͞okəˌvil/


North American informal
1A state of obscurity: a couple of bucks and a one-way ticket to Palookaville
More example sentences
  • Jumping around in the snow like a frivolous retard seems like a good idea, but whenever you combine ice and fun, you end up with a one way ticket to Palookaville.
  • You wouldn't wish upon this poll a one-way ticket to Palookaville.
  • Cook's response is the workmanlike Palookaville.
2An economically depressed, working-class community.
Example sentences
  • The film opens with the cross-dressing lead singer of the band giving a concert in Palookaville, U.S.A.
  • The inbred fans back in Iowa, Texas, Colorado, Florida, and other primeval Palookavilles of this great country are wearing paper sacks over their heads in shame.
  • He spends about three months a year playing art and music fairs around the country, from all-star birthday tributes in Washington, D.C. to harvest festivals in assorted Palookavilles.

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Syllabification: Pa·loo·ka·ville

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