From Quranic Arabic جالُوت (jālūt, pronounced galūt in Egyptian Arabic), proper name equivalent to English Goliath, giant warrior of the ancient Philistine ethnicity; cf. connotations of derogatory uses of English Philistine.
galoot (plural galoots)
- (derogatory) A clumsy or uncouth person.
- 2012, John C. Gallagher, The Blood-Dimmed Tide Is Loosed, page 113:
- “So if someone does something I do not agree with, I could call him a galoot and it would be okay?”
“Something like that, if you were friends.”
“Are galoots always men?”