As used in the previous post on my bald eagle classification. Once out of the egg, they are "Bandidos" then become "Galoots."
When I found that I had originally misspelled the word with double "l"s, I looked it up. I have used the word often, but never written it. Well, that's my excuse anyway. I don't know where I picked it up from, though.
According to the dictionary, a GALOOT is an awkward, eccentric or foolish person.
According to the British dictionary it is a noun for a clumsy or foolish person, origin unknown.
Of interest to my War of 1812 blog readers (Not So Forgotten), one of its early meanings was a nautical term from 1812. In this usage it referred to a "raw recruit, green hand." Apparently it was originally a sailor's contemptuous words for soldiers or marines.
Even Back Then and in the British Navy, There Was Service Rivalry Between the Navy and Marines. --RoadDog
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