A fighter who isn't any good, or takes a dive.
"If I had taken the dive, I'd have a one-way ticket to palookaville."
by Mike Blaszczak February 16, 2004
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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?
by thedzone September 23, 2009
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1. a poor or mediocre boxer

2. a large and stupid person, an oaf
That palooka couldn't fight his way out of a paper bag.
by The Return of Light Joker July 22, 2008
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1.A boxer that takes a dive
2. a clumsy person
3. a nosey person
4. used as asshole
5. a dumb person
1. the palooka took a dive
2. good job dropping that bomb palooka
3. stop peaking through the window palooka fuck
4. shut the fuck up stupid palooka
5. that palooka wasn't too bright
by Palookafuck May 3, 2005
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Person 1: "I betcha that..."
Person 2: "Ah what do you know you big palooka...*rolls eyes*"
Person 1: "Well what do I know?"
by Palooka4lifeLOL August 27, 2007
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Refers to an incompetent opponent in a sporting arena (usually boxing). Can also be used to refer to minnow cricket teams and other clumsy or useless beings.
"Bangladesh and Zimbabwe would battle to beat my local ski-boat club on a bad day. To hear players and coaches stating how well they played against these palookas is really pathetic."

Former South Africa international Pat Symcox pulls no punches

Dec 8, 2008
by Shivian December 15, 2008
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