Merriam Webster defines galoot as:
Main Entry: ga·lootWikipedia defines galut as:
Etymology: origin unknown
Date: circa 1818
slang : fellow; especially : one who is strange or foolish
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?