Pronounced: shur-muh-NESK, adj

Notes: You may know the origin of the word, but do you know the meaning?

Yesterday’s word

The word galoot means “an awkward, eccentric, or foolish person”

First usage

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.

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: