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[lout] /laʊt/
noun
1.
an awkward, stupid person; clumsy, ill-mannered boor; oaf.
verb (used with object)
2.
to flout; treat with contempt; scorn.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; perhaps special use of lout2

lout2

[lout] /laʊt/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
1.
to bend, stoop, or bow, especially in respect or courtesy.
Origin
1250-1300; Middle English louten, Old English lūtan; cognate with Old Norse lūta; akin to little
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Examples from the web for lout
  • To them, turning into a drunken lout improves their personality.
  • The bottom line is that many a great author has been a lout.
  • They only have to establish, on the balance of probabilities, that the local lout is making other people's lives difficult.
  • He was a boastful lout and a petty thief, who was a great source of pride to his father, despite his many shortcomings.
British Dictionary definitions for lout

lout1

/laʊt/
noun
1.
a crude or oafish person; boor
Word Origin
C16: perhaps from lout²

lout2

/laʊt/
verb
1.
(intransitive) (archaic) to bow or stoop
Word Origin
Old English lūtan; related to Old Norse lūta
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Word Origin and History for lout
n.

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.

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lout in Technology

Lout is a batch text formatting system and an embedded language by Jeffrey H. Kingston . The language is procedural, with Scribe-like syntax.
Lout features equation formatting, tables, diagrams, rotation and scaling, sorted indexes, bibliographic databases, running headers and odd-even pages and automatic cross-referencing. Lout is easily extended with definitions which are very much easier to write than troff of TeX macros because Lout is a high-level language, the outcome of an eight-year research project that went back to the beginning.
Version 2.05 includes a translator from Lout to PostScript and documentation. and runs under Unix and on the Amiga.
Author's site (ftp://ftp.cs.su.oz.au/jeff/lout.2.03.tar.Z), (ftp://ftp.uu.net/tmp/lout.tar.Z). Amiga (ftp://ftp.wustl.edu/pub/aminet/text/dtp/loutBin203.lha).
(1993-07-30)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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