- The definition of a lout is a person without social manners.
An example of a lout is a man who picks fights for no reason in a bar.
Origin: prob. from or akin to Middle English lutien, to lurk from Old English lutian, akin to lutan: see lout
Origin: Middle English louten from Old English lutan: for Indo-European base see little
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Origin: Possibly from lout2.
intransitive verb lout·ed, lout·ing, louts
- To bow or curtsy.
- To bend or stoop.
Origin: Middle English louten, from Old English lūtan.