Monday, June 14, 2010

Origin Unknown

Merriam Webster defines galoot as:

Main Entry: ga·loot
Pronunciation: \gə-ˈlüt\
Function: noun
Etymology: origin unknown
Date: circa 1818

slang : fellow; especially : one who is strange or foolish
Wikipedia defines galut as:
Galut or Golus (Hebrew: גלות‎), means literally exile. Galut or Golus classically refers to the exile of the Jewish people from the Land of Israel.
I wonder if there is a connection?

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