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lout

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Pronunciation: /laʊt
 
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Definition of lout in English:

noun

An uncouth and aggressive man or boy: he ended up brawling with a lout outside a curry house drunken louts
More example sentences
  • Greater Manchester is getting tough on drunken louts as part of a national crackdown on alcohol-related crime.
  • The town's aggressive crusade against firework louts has been hailed as the must successful in years.
  • A family of drunken louts have been sent to jail for train hooliganism and fighting police on the platform of a Railway Station.
Synonyms
informal yob, yobbo, tough, roughneck, bruiser, gorilla, yahoo
British informal chav, hoodie
North American informal lug
Australian informal ocker
Australian/New Zealand informal hoon

Origin

mid 16th century: perhaps from archaic lout 'to bow down', of Germanic origin.

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