To bow or curtsy.
To bend or stoop.
An awkward and stupid person; an oaf.
An awkward, ill-mannered person; boor.
To bow or curtsy; stoop.
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 of lout
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 lÃºtr (“stooping"), Gothic ðŒ»ðŒ¿ð„ðŒ¾ðŒ½ (luton, “to deceive"). Non-Germanic cognates are probably Old Church Slavonic Ð»Ð¾ÑƒÐ´Ð¸Ñ‚Ð¸ (luditi, “to deceive") , Serbo-Croatian Ð»ÑƒÐ´ (lud) and Albanian lut (“to beg, pray").