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Meaning of palooka

pa•loo•ka

Pronunciation: (pu-l'ku), [key]
— n. Slang.
  1. an athlete, esp. a boxer, lacking in ability, experience, or competitive spirit.
  2. a stupid, clumsy person.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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