• WordNet 3.6
    • n galoot a disreputable or clumsy man
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Galoot A noisy, swaggering, or worthless fellow; a rowdy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n galoot A fellow: a term of humorous contempt, often implying something awkward, silly, or weak in the person so designated.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Galoot ga-lōōt′ (U.S.) a recruit, a clumsy fellow.
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In literature:

I made the galoots no promises.
"Frank Merriwell's Races" by Burt L. Standish
Old Jack didn't hev no relatives, so he hed a right to make any galoot his heir.
"Frank Merriwell Down South" by Burt L. Standish
Some galoots has said as how he wuz cracked in ther upper story, but I'll allow thet's a mistake.
"Frank Merriwell's Bravery" by Burt L. Standish
You're the kind of galoot that ought never to git out of sight of a railroad.
"The Man from the Bitter Roots" by Caroline Lockhart
Any lop-eared galoot that didn't play poker in Siwash would get run out by the Faculty.
"At Good Old Siwash" by George Fitch
The young man didn't flinch, but folded his arms and looked that old galoot in the eye as cool as ever I see.
"Shawn of Skarrow" by James Tandy Ellis
And every one of the crazy galoots was plumb naked.
"Eight Keys to Eden" by Mark Irvin Clifton
Perhaps, my bold galoot, you think old Andy ain't worth talkin' about!
"Faro Nell and Her Friends" by Alfred Henry Lewis
I'll bet that galoot murdered that boy.
"Mixed Faces" by Roy Norton
The leftenant is the only galoot I've got to look out for, or rather," added the miner grimly, "I'm the one he's got to beware of.
"A Waif of the Mountains" by Edward S. Ellis
Why did that galoot have to go so far away?...
"Interference and Other Football Stories" by Harold M. Sherman
True, it pays twenty per cent, dividends on its face, and that scares the conservative galoots in New York.
"A Captain in the Ranks" by George Cary Eggleston
Me and Si are goin' back to look for that galoot that shot at us.
"Si Klegg, Book 4 (of 6) Experiences Of Si And Shorty On The Great Tullahoma Campaign" by John McElroy
You'll wake up that old galoot inside.
"Si Klegg, Book 5 (of 6) The Deacon's Adventures At Chattanooga In Caring For The Boys" by John McElroy
Them two ornery galoots, Si and Shorty, whose necks I ought've broke when I was with the regiment, have brung 'em down.
"Si Klegg, Book 6 (of 6) Si And Shorty, With Their Boy Recruits, Enter On The Atlanta Campaign" by John McElroy
Jacob had grown into a long, thin, slouching galoot with a yellow face and a live-long-day scowl.
"The White Hecatomb" by William Charles Scully
You know where that galoot Hodge is hid, and you'll tell, too.
"Frank Merriwell's Alarm" by Burt L. Standish
I opine them galoots must 'a' bin shootin' at you some down yander?
"Frank Merriwell's Backers" by Burt L. Standish
The kid and the crazy galoot don't count.
"Frank Merriwell's Triumph" by Burt L. Standish
I don't believe a squarer guy existed in the land, and Death was surely off his base when this galoot was canned!
"Uncle Walt [Walt Mason]" by Walt Mason

In poetry:

I envy not those gay galoots
Who count on dying in their boots;
For that, to tell the sober truth
Sould be the privilege of youth;
But aged bones are better sped
To heaven from a downy bed.
"Rhyme Builder" by Robert W Service
Nex' mornin' I ain't feelin' none too good:
That snub still 'urt. I potter round about;
Then go across to where 'e's choppin' wood
To 'ave it out
With Wally Free about 'is thievin' cow.
But that pie-faced galoot won't 'ave a row.
"The Also-Ran" by C J Dennis
Some bashful hesitation, just like spellin' punctooation--might have
worked an aggravation on to Sutter's mournful mind,
For the witnesses all vary ez to wot was said and nary a galoot will
toot his horn except the way he is inclined.
"A Question Of Privilege" by Francis Bret Harte
Then when the trail crooked crazily, the frost-rimed horses reared,
And from behind a fallen tree a grim galoot appeared;
He wore a parki white as snow, a mask as black as soot,
And carelesslike weaved to and fro a gun as if to shoot.
"Black Moran" by Robert W Service
"Friends," said the Admiral, "I confess
I'm glad to be rid of the rude galoots.
They might have caused a terrible mess
By tracking our decks with their muddy boots.
Dear me suds! What a shock it would be
To a shipshape, housekeeping man like me!"
"The Battle of Clothesline Bay" by Wallace Irwin

In news:

A melee of hockey sticks, a worn out La-Z-Boy (the chair, not the great galoot spread eagled on it), a Multiplex-sized TV and an ice box packed with cans of Canadian.
Choices, at the Guggenheim , includes "Hillbilly Galoot" (1960).
As we steered around these big galoots, it was easy to see why these trusting animals are at the mercy of the humans who encroach upon their waters.