from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Sports An incompetent or easily defeated athlete, especially a prizefighter.
- n. Slang A stupid or clumsy person.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A stupid, oafish or clumsy person.
- n. Someone incompetent or untalented in the specified area.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a second-rate prize fighter
It's important to note that none of the potential cost-cutting measures I've mentioned touch the big palooka.
This is the guy that Federal should have signed up instead of the wrestling palooka.
“Better than hitting some poor old palooka in the head,” Ruth replied.
I saw the big Irish palooka come out and head toward his car.
The best stories are usually when his bulldog, Mike, also plays a part, as the big dumb palooka gets into trouble with his loyal powerhouse furry friend.
Ah, there he is, just a lone palooka undertaking his civic duty.
So Obama's not the first palooka she's dumped in the fifth round.
After several years as a whiskey-soaked, washed-up boxer-turned-mob enforcer, the palooka Jack Murdock has turned his life around.
Lobes - you big palooka - we were wondering which country you were in at present - and the night was a pretty big one too… Nautilus took photos.
Now it looks like Goode is a palooka who picked on the wrong Muslim.