Translation of palooka in Spanish:

palooka

Pronunciation: /pəˈluːkə/

n

  • (AmE) [sl & dated], imbécil (mf)
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    • Unless they're all palookas from the South Side, the writers come from leafy suburbs; and that loading zone behind the shopping center is not an alley.
    • And frankly, a palooka Rollins is: covered head to toe with tattoos and belching metallic tales of power run amok and self-sufficiency.
    • Maybe it's the only reason Neo's been hanging out with an old palooka like me.
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    • One boxer has plenty of pop, can hit bad pitches, and is a fun at-bat, while the other is your average palooka with a wood stick.
    • Tyson was the palooka in his last fight, knocked out by Danny Williams in the fourth round last July 30.
    • Relegated to fighting palookas in tiny towns, he was asked to tape a 10-second promotion for a local TV station in Florida.

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