lout

1
[ lout ]
/ laʊt /
See synonyms for: lout / louted / louting / louts on Thesaurus.com

noun

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

verb (used with object)

to flout; treat with contempt; scorn.

QUIZZES

LEARN THE SPANISH WORDS FOR THESE COMMON ANIMALS!

Are you learning Spanish? Or do you just have an interest in foreign languages? Either way, this quiz on Spanish words for animals is for you.
Question 1 of 13
How do you say “cat” 🐈 in Spanish?

Origin of lout

1
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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for lout

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012