loutish

[ lou-tish ]
/ ˈlaʊ tɪʃ /

adjective

like or characteristic of a lout; awkward; clumsy; boorish.

Nearby words

  1. lousewort,
  2. lousy,
  3. lousy with,
  4. lout,
  5. louth,
  6. loutishly,
  7. loutrophoros,
  8. louvain,
  9. louvar,
  10. louver

Origin of loutish

First recorded in 1545–55; lout1 + -ish1

Related formslout·ish·ly, adverblout·ish·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for loutish

loutish

/ (ˈlaʊtɪʃ) /

adjective

characteristic of a lout; unpleasant and uncouth
Derived Formsloutishly, adverbloutishness, noun

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Word Origin and History for loutish

loutish

adj.

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

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