Palooka vs Polack - What's the difference?
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Palooka is a see also of polack.
As nouns the difference between palooka and polack
is that palooka
is a stupid, oafish or clumsy person while polack
A stupid, oafish or clumsy person.
(US, boxing, bridge, and, similar ventures) Someone incompetent or untalented in the specified area.
* 1923 , (Lincoln Star), Nebraska, March 1923:
- But against some palooka who had been press agented into greatness and into the form of a Dempsey menace — that would pack any outdoor arena.
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* Polak, Pollack, Pollock, Polock
A Pole, or person of Polish descent.
* c.'' 1600 ,
- which to him appear'd / to be a preparation against the Polack . - Act II, Scene ii, line 63
- So levied as before against the Pollack . - Act II, Scene ii, line 75
- Why, then the Polack never will defend it. - Act IV, Scene iv, line 23
* The term was used neutrally through the late nineteenth century, but is today considered an ethnic slur.
* (person of Polish descent) Pole, Polish person