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Lout definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

LOUT, n. A mean awkward fellow; a bumpkin; a clown.
LOUT, v.i. To end; to bow; to stoop. [Obsolete or local.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: an awkward stupid person [syn: lout, clod, stumblebum, goon, oaf, lubber, lummox, lump, gawk]

Merriam Webster's

I. intransitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Old English l?tan; akin to Old Norse l?ta to bow down Date: before 12th century 1. to bow in respect 2. submit, yield II. noun Etymology: perhaps from 1lout Date: 1542 an awkward brutish person III. transitive verb Date: circa 1530 to treat as a lout ; scorn

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a rough, crude, or ill-mannered person (usu. a man). Derivatives: loutish adj. loutishly adv. loutishness n. Etymology: perh. f. archaic lout to bow

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Lout Lout, v. i. [OE. louten, luten, AS. l?tan; akin to Icel. l?ta, Dan. lude, OHG. l?z?n to lie hid.] To bend; to box; to stoop. [Archaic] --Chaucer. Longfellow. He fair the knight saluted, louting low. --Spenser.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Lout Lout, n. [Formerly also written lowt.] A clownish, awkward fellow; a bumpkin. --Sir P. Sidney.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Lout Lout, v. t. To treat as a lout or fool; to neglect; to disappoint. [Obs.] --Shak.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(louts) If you describe a man or boy as a lout, you are critical of them because they behave in an impolite or aggressive way. ...a drunken lout. N-COUNT [disapproval]

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Bumpkin, clown, boor, lubber, clumsy fellow, awkward fellow, booby, clodhopper.

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

A clumsy stupid fellow.

Moby Thesaurus

Babbitt, Philistine, arriviste, babe, blockhead, blunderer, blunderhead, boor, botcher, bounder, bourgeois, bucolic, bumbler, bumpkin, bungler, cad, child, child of nature, churl, clod, clodhopper, clodknocker, clot, clown, country bumpkin, deride, dolt, dove, dupe, epicier, farmer, fumbler, gawk, gawky, gowk, groundling, guttersnipe, hayseed, hick, hillbilly, hooligan, ill-bred fellow, infant, ingenue, innocent, klutz, lamb, lobster, looby, low fellow, lubber, lummox, lump, mere child, mock, mucker, noble savage, nouveau riche, oaf, ox, palooka, parvenu, peasant, quiz, rally, razz, ribald, rough, roughneck, rowdy, rube, ruffian, rustic, scout, simple soul, slouch, slubberer, taunt, twit, unsophisticate, upstart, vulgarian, vulgarist, yokel


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