She yelled; and the knights, laughing, took the lout, And thrust him from the gate.
I saw that the lout was astonished not to hear the lamentations he expected.
Devil fry me, but a man must sit here and drink the clothes off his body while a lout like you goes for a stroll!
He said of his country: That lout comes to a knowledge of his wants too late.
The lout was in clover; nothing could have suited him so well.
“That were a good hurl, master,” cried the lout, with a broad grin.
I remember Frank Wenlock—a good sort of boy, but something of a lout.
"He is a lout," said Ayala, as soon as she knew that the door was closed behind him.
Each of these figures is animated by a lout of a Savoyard who has not even intelligence enough to play the beast.
Any other lout in Frank's situation would have been rope's ended by any other captain.
1540s, "awkward fellow, clown, bumpkin," perhaps from a dialectal survival of Middle English louten (v.) "bow down" (c.1300), from Old English lutan "bow low," from Proto-Germanic *lut- "to bow, bend, stoop" (cf. Old Norse lutr "stooping," which might also be the source of the modern English word), from PIE *leud- "to lurk" (cf. Gothic luton "to deceive," Old English lot "deceit), also "to be small" (see little). Non-Germanic cognates probably include Lithuanian liudeti "to mourn;" Old Church Slavonic luditi "to deceive," ludu "foolish." Sense of "cad" is first attested 1857 in British schoolboy slang.