shermanesque

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.

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