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  • n. Plural form of palooka.

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Examples

  • Those in positions of authority calling for discipline and tenacity to the rules - rules made to be broken; and with "palookas" to boot.

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  • “And look a whole lot better than the palookas who pitch against me,” said Babe Ruth, an absolutely delighted Allie perched on his strong shoulders.

    DIAMOND RUBY

  • And palookas do get their dreams once in a while, such as in "Kingdom of Days," a big string-drenched, retro-gem of a reminiscence.

    Mike Ragogna: HuffPost Review: Bruce Springsteen -- Working On A Dream

  • Now the DNC is deploying union palookas while at the same time hypocritically dismissing Obamacare opponents as paid shills -even running TV ads to slander them- and delirious SanFranNan is seeing imaginary Swastikas.

    "Un-American" is a Phrase that Should be Used Sparingly

  • Because the heavyweights might turn out to be two less than talented palookas, the other fights were offered; just in case Boxing has withered, heavyweights have come to dominate the sport, and cards have given way to single headliner events.

    Dueling Divas

  • Ever notice how when I chose to educate the palookas of this blog with my nuggetz of truth, that I make certain to ensure that vulgarities are typically omitted?

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  • While the number of male palookas who will fight for next to nothing in the hope of becoming Rocky Balboa is ample, managers needing fresh meat for their female champs to bash frequently have to hire hookers and strippers to take dives -- and working girls don't work for free.

    "Million Dollar Baby" with Spoiler Alert

  • On November 23, 1903, while dalmations and palookas in firehouses across America smoldered with envy, American Mutoscope & Biograph Co. cameraman F.S.

    And Biograph Was There . . . #3

  • Their faces and bodies have launched a million suavetés, convincing Red State palookas and sub-Arctic lumberjacks alike that all they need to do is look good in the monkey suit and drink Martinis and the ladies will come swarming.

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  • And I get indignant when people reach back beyond the Mets and mock the 1899 Cleveland Spiders, who had the worst record in history -- those palookas weren't the real Spiders!

    languagehat.com: THE END OF BASEBALL IN FRENCH.

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