Taken from the old Joe Palooka comic strip: a big boxer hero that helped fight the bad guys.
The word palooka has now become somewhat of a negative term usually preceded by the word "big".
Large man, clumsy man, oaf, fighter, bully, brawler.
Somewhat of a slang term.
Get away from me ya big palooka.
Stop acting like a big palooka.
Go outside if ya wanna fight ya big palooka!
Who do ya think ya are: Palooka Joe?
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