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[lou-tish] /ˈlaʊ tɪʃ/
like or characteristic of a lout; awkward; clumsy; boorish.
Origin of loutish
First recorded in 1545-55; lout1 + -ish1
Related forms
loutishly, adverb
loutishness, noun
churlish, uncouth, vulgar, coarse. Unabridged
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  • Here is a health to the pretty Emerence, and here is to her loutish lover.

    Bucholz and the Detectives Allan Pinkerton
  • She won the loutish crowd to listen to her on her own terms.

    The Convert

    Elizabeth Robins
  • Much taken aback, McWha glanced about the room with a loutish grin.

    The Backwoodsmen Charles G. D. Roberts
  • One had a male-partner, who hopped his loutish burlesque of the thing he could not do.

  • Personally, I prefer the polished Shylock to the loutish glutton.

    The Iron Ration

    George Abel Schreiner
  • Rally round me, if you have a spark of courage in your loutish bodies.

    The Maid of Sker Richard Doddridge Blackmore
  • You are noble and Iwhatever claim I haveam but a loutish fellow.

  • It happened that a loutish boy of about fourteen was passing the shop.

    Just William Richmal Crompton
British Dictionary definitions for loutish


characteristic of a lout; unpleasant and uncouth
Derived Forms
loutishly, adverb
loutishness, noun
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Word Origin and History for loutish

1550s, from lout + -ish. Related: Loutishly; loutishness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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