intransitive verb \ˈlat\

Definition of LOUT

:  to bow in respect
:  submit, yield

Origin of LOUT

Middle English, from Old English lūtan; akin to Old Norse lūta to bow down
First Known Use: before 12th century



: a stupid, rude, or awkward man

Full Definition of LOUT

:  an awkward brutish person

Examples of LOUT

  1. <watch where you're going, you big lout!>
  2. <Howard's rude behavior at the country club earned him a reputation as a lout.>

Origin of LOUT

perhaps from 1lout
First Known Use: 1542


transitive verb

Definition of LOUT

:  to treat as a lout :  scorn

First Known Use of LOUT

circa 1530


Next Word in the Dictionary: loutish
Previous Word in the Dictionary: lousy
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