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English definition of “lout”

lout

noun [C] uk   /laʊt/ us  
a young man who behaves in a very rude, offensive, and sometimes violent way: Teenage louts roam the streets at night.Unpleasant menUnpleasant people in general
loutish
adjective uk   /ˈlaʊ.tɪʃ/ us    /-t̬ɪʃ/ informal
loutish behaviourViolent or aggressiveUnkind, cruel and unfeelingTreating people or animals badly
loutishness
noun [U] uk   /ˈlaʊ.tɪʃ.nəs/ us    /-t̬ɪʃ-/
rude, offensive behaviourViolent or aggressiveUnkind, cruel and unfeelingTreating people or animals badly
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