from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang A person, especially a clumsy or uncouth one.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A clumsy or uncouth person.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A noisy, swaggering, or worthless fellow; a rowdy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fellow: a term of humorous contempt, often implying something awkward, silly, or weak in the person so designated.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a disreputable or clumsy man


Origin unknown.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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