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 Origin mid 16th cent.: perhaps from archaic lout ‘to bow down’, of Germanic origin.
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