Pronounced: shur-muh-NESK, adj
Notes: You may know the origin of the word, but do you know the meaning?
The word galoot means “an awkward, eccentric, or foolish person”
Our word came into English in the early 1800s
Background / Comments
In my mind’s eye, I can hear Yosemite Sam using the phrase “ya ijit galoot!”… thus, I was aware that it was a disparaging term, but I didn’t actually know this meaning. The origin of this slang word is unknown.