Italian or Italian-American slang for someone who did something foolish or silly. Usually aimed at males, and usually not in an overly hostile manner. More a term to use with a friend or family member in a teasing way that may also be a veiled insult against their manhood.

When a father calls his son a mamaluke, the word is often followed by a swift palm-smack against the back of the head.

May have originally come from Mameluke or Mamluke - Arab mercenaries who were most powerful from about the 13th to 16th centuries. Napoleon used these cavalry warriors as well. Their uniforms; white turbans, vests, red pants and equally colorful boots, may well have spurred the foolish, silly and/or unmanly label.
Mamaluke, take those olives off your fingers.
*smack*
por BobM 02 de Novembro de 2006
Italian/Spanish for an idiot.
That mamaluke just cut me off!
por Skyler Leon 12 de Março de 2005
A young male who is acting in a mindless and foolish manner and in so doing either creates or threatens some havoc or destruction. Early exhibitions of machismo, but in some silly fashion. My northern Italian grandmother explained it to me that the mamalukes were young Turkish warriors raised from infancy to be warriors who blindly followed orders - the cannon fodder.
Five year old Stevie knocked the pie off the counter and upset the chair while chasing his sister and roaring like a lion. What a mamaluke!
por CarryAnne 10 de Outubro de 2009
Loser. Bum. Italian term made popular in Martin Scorsese's "Raging Bull."
Jake: "Look how they're making me look. Like the Mama Luke of the year!"
por creedmoor 02 de Junho de 2006
Italian-American slang for someone acting stupid, derived from the Sicilian word "vavaluci" meaning snail.

Why you gotta act like some kinda mamaluke?
por Joseph G 26 de Junho de 2007
n. The male version of a woman's camel toe. The male's pants are pulled tight in an upward fashion inducing the testicles to form a hoof print pattern. These can be easily domesticated and they are a rare treat to see in the wild.
Jon always gets away with showing his mamaluke to friends while walking into class.
por Andy 20 de Janeiro de 2004
a made guy, who serves as a sacrafice to other made guys, when they are in trouble. The mamaluke usualy doesn't know hes the mamaluke, even after hes been sacraficed.
Im doing that mamluke's wife, daily, and that mamaluke's taking me to lunch at Carmines pizzaria.
por Steve 16 de Dezembro de 2004

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