from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A mongrel cur.


Sorry, no etymologies found.



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  • Purportedly an Irishism, but I find only one dictionary entry (the Century), one usage example (the Carleton novel) and no pronunciation guidance.

    An insult is what it's about,

    A bold contumelious shout.

    Should I give a hoot

    If it rhymes with galoot

    Or assume that the word is keout?

    July 14, 2016