The definition of clout means strong influence or a clout is a blow or a punch.(noun)
To clout is defined as to strike with the hand or to hit a ball hard.(verb)
An example of to clout is to punch someone in the arm.
See clout in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME cloute < OE clut (akin to MLowG klūt, clod of earth), orig., lump of something, hence, piece of cloth, patch: for IE base see climb
Origin: ME clutien < the n.
See clout in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , probably from Old English clūt, cloth patch.
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