A phrase I use at work with some friends: You want a free blanket?
or just muttering the words free blankets.
Basically a reference to the smallpox blankets and clothing given to the Natives back when settlers showed up here in America. Mentioned during a conversation with my Mexican friend who is p**sed off at Columbus. I mentioned the blankets to him and he started laughing when I told him we gave them free blankets. So every day when I walk into work, he just looks at me and goes "You bring me any free blankets today, Italiano?"
Mamaluke- essentially, it means 'moron.'
My family used this one too . . . but mostly when a lot of my old Italian relatives were still alive . . .
So, you're the other person who knows that word. I mentioned to about 100 people and NOBODY had any idea what I'm talking about.
I've heard it in movies and on TV shows too. For example, I'm sure they used it several times in THE SOPRANOS. People who aren't familiar with it probably don't notice it or simply ignore it when they hear it.