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lout

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[ lout ]
/ laʊt /
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noun

an awkward, stupid person; clumsy, ill-mannered boor; oaf.

verb (used with object)

to flout; treat with contempt; scorn.

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Origin of lout

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First recorded in 1540–50; perhaps special use of lout2

Definition for lout (2 of 2)

lout2
[ lout ]
/ laʊt /

verb (used with or without object)

to bend, stoop, or bow, especially in respect or courtesy.

Origin of lout

2
1250–1300; Middle English louten,Old English lūtan; cognate with Old Norse lūta; akin to little
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British Dictionary definitions for lout (1 of 2)

lout1
/ (laʊt) /

noun

a crude or oafish person; boor

Word Origin for lout

C16: perhaps from lout ²

British Dictionary definitions for lout (2 of 2)

lout2
/ (laʊt) /

verb

(intr) archaic to bow or stoop

Word Origin for lout

Old English lūtan; related to Old Norse lūta
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