Definition of lout noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//laʊt//
; NAmE NAmE//laʊt//
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a man or boy who behaves in a rude and aggressive way synonym yob We were woken by a group of drunken louts singing in the street outside. He claimed that he had been abused by drunken teenage louts. see also lager lout, litter lout Word Originmid 16th cent.: perhaps from archaic lout ‘to bow down’, of Germanic origin.
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