Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: noun

An awkward fellow; clown.

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Usage examples "lout":

  1. Though I had more trouble in gaining the compliance of this lout than would have been sufficient, were I prime minister, and did I bribe with any thing like the same comparative liberality, to gain ten worthy members of parliament, though five knights of the shire had been of the number. - "Anna St. Ives", Thomas Holcroft.
  2. Was I not a lout gone by, only fit for loach- sticking? - "Lorna Doone, A Romance of Exmoor", R. D. Blackmore.
  3. We are likely to have one idle lout the more. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.