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lout Syllabification: lout

Definition of lout in English:


An uncouth or aggressive man or boy: 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.
ruffian, hooligan, thug, boor, barbarian, oaf, hoodlum, rowdy, lubber
informal tough, roughneck, bruiser, yahoo, lug, knuckle-dragger


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

Words that rhyme with lout

about, bout, clout, devout, doubt, down-and-out, drought, flout, gout, grout, knout, mahout, misdoubt, nowt, out, out-and-out, owt, pout, Prout, right about, rout, scout, shout, snout, spout, sprout, stout, thereabout, thereout, throughout, timeout, tout, trout, way-out, without
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