And Hitler looking like such a lout, a drunken lout, with that sort of ignorant sneer.
She yelled; and the knights, laughing, took the lout, And thrust him from the gate.
I saw that the lout was astonished not to hear the lamentations he expected.
Devil fry me, but a man must sit here and drink the clothes off his body while a lout like you goes for a stroll!
He said of his country: That lout comes to a knowledge of his wants too late.
The lout was in clover; nothing could have suited him so well.
“That were a good hurl, master,” cried the lout, with a broad grin.
I remember Frank Wenlock—a good sort of boy, but something of a lout.
"He is a lout," said Ayala, as soon as she knew that the door was closed behind him.
Each of these figures is animated by a lout of a Savoyard who has not even intelligence enough to play the beast.
1540s, "awkward fellow, clown, bumpkin," perhaps from a dialectal survival of Middle English louten (v.) "bow down" (c.1300), from Old English lutan "bow low," from Proto-Germanic *lut- "to bow, bend, stoop" (cf. Old Norse lutr "stooping," which might also be the source of the modern English word), from PIE *leud- "to lurk" (cf. Gothic luton "to deceive," Old English lot "deceit), also "to be small" (see little). Non-Germanic cognates probably include Lithuanian liudeti "to mourn;" Old Church Slavonic luditi "to deceive," ludu "foolish." Sense of "cad" is first attested 1857 in British schoolboy slang.