Lout meaning

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An awkward and stupid person; an oaf.
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(now chiefly dial.) To bow or curtsy; stoop.
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An awkward, ill-mannered person; boor.
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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.

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A troublemaker, often violent; a rude violent person; a yob.
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A clownish, awkward fellow; a bumpkin.

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(obsolete) To treat as a lout or fool; to neglect; to disappoint.

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(intransitive, archaic) To bend, bow, stoop.
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To bow or curtsy.
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To bend or stoop.
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Origin of lout

  • Middle English louten from Old English lūtan

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Possibly from lout

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Of dialectal origin, compare Middle English louten "to bow, bend low, stoop over" from Old English lÅ«tan from Proto-Germanic *leut-. Cognate with Old Norse lútr (“stooping"), Gothic 𐌻𐌿𐍄𐌾𐌽 (luton, “to deceive"). Non-Germanic cognates are probably Old Church Slavonic лоудити (luditi, “to deceive"), Serbo-Croatian луд (lud) and Albanian lut (“to beg, pray").

    From Wiktionary

  • Old English lÅ«tan, from Germanic. Cognate with Old Norse lúta, Danish lude (“to bend"), Norwegian lute (“stoop"), Swedish luta.

    From Wiktionary