Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A person, especially a clumsy or uncouth one.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Slang, U. S. A noisy, swaggering, or worthless fellow; a rowdy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A clumsy or uncouth person.

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

  • noun a disreputable or clumsy man

Etymologies

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

[Origin unknown.]

Examples

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  • Now who is that lankylooking galoot over there in the macintosh?

    Joyce, Ulysses, 6

    January 1, 2007

  • You dumb galoot!

    September 24, 2007

  • Often heard at football matches in Scotland - shouted at the player from the crowd "hey you - ya big galoot ye"

    December 31, 2008

  • pejoritize

    April 24, 2009

  • Inquisite.

    June 22, 2009