[Ads-l] galoot and galloot, 1808

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Sun Mar 5 15:17:46 UTC 2023

OED has galoot from 1819, origin unknown.

The cruise :
a poetical sketch, in eight cantos /

Naval Officer.

English Book 448 pages ; 22 cm
London : Printed for J. Hatchard,

p. 135
not slovenly Galloots!*....

*"Galloot," means a clumsy, slovenly fellow.

p. 287
...an absolute Galoot,
Raw from the country



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