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Definition of "lout" []

  • An awkward and stupid person; an oaf. See Synonyms at boor. (noun)
  • To bow or curtsy. (verb-intransitive)
  • To bend or stoop. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lout" in a sentence
  • "Ignorant, callous, self-centered, incapable of self-improvement lout is more like it."
  • "Then her cheeks became red with anger as she remembered that her Tom had been called a lout — a stupid lout."
  • "Then her cheeks became red with anger as she remembered that her Tom had been called a lout -- a stupid lout."