palooka

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Englisch - Türkisch
kıro
ayı
hödük
beceriksiz boksör
{i} yontulmamış adam
{i} kalas herif
Englisch - Englisch
an incompetent untalented boxer, bridge player, etc

But Dempsey against some palooka who had been press agented into greatness and into the form of a Dempsey menace — that would pack any outdoor arena.

a stupid, oafish or clumsy person
{i} untalented or unmotivated athlete (esp. a boxer); clumsy or foolish person
an incompetent untalented boxer
a second-rate prize fighter
palooka

    Silbentrennung

    pa·loo·ka

    Aussprache

    Etymologie

    [ p&-'lü-k& ] (noun.) 1924. Possibly from Polish surname Paluka, or variant of Polack.“”, , Michael Quinion US 1920s, originally primarily used of boxers. Popularized by Jack Conway of Variety,Esquire, September 1936H. L. Mencken|H. L. Mencken]], 1945 supplement to The American Language|The American Language]], reviewed in , TIME, Monday, Aug. 27, 1945 who also popularized baloney and bimbo. Further popularized by Ham Fisher|Ham Fisher]] in his comic strip Joe Palooka|Joe Palooka]], about a boxer (in newspapers from 1930, particularly popular in 1940s).Cassell’s Dictionary Of Slang. Jonathon Green. Cassel & Co., 1998. ISBN: 0-304-35167-9

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