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seb brown | 15:48 Fri 13th Aug 2004 | Phrases & Sayings
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What or where is Palookaville, or where does the phrase come from? I've hear people say things like "the road to Palookaville". I think it refers to something bad, but am not really sure.

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'Palooka' is American slang for a stupid person or a lout, so 'Palookaville' is a name given to the kind of town you'd expect such people to be living in. It's much the same as 'Hicksville', based on 'hick' as a dim, unsophisticated country-dweller.
See: www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-pal1.htm for a more comprehensive explanation.

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