knout

play
noun \ˈnau̇t, sometimes ˈnüt\

Definition of knout

  1. :  a whip used for flogging

knout

transitive verb

Origin and Etymology of knout

Russian knut, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse knūtr knot; akin to Old English cnotta


First Known Use: 1716


Learn More about knout


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up knout? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).