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lout

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verb \ˈlau̇t\

Definition of lout

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to bow in respect

  3. 2 :  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


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lout

noun

Simple Definition of lout

  • : a stupid, rude, or awkward man

Full Definition of lout

  1. :  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


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lout

verb

Definition of lout

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to treat as a lout :  scorn



Circa 1530

First Known Use of lout

circa 1530




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