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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.
loutish
adjective uk   /ˈlaʊ.tɪʃ/ us    /-t̬ɪʃ/ informal
loutish behaviour
loutishness
noun [U] uk   /ˈlaʊ.tɪʃ.nəs/ us    /-t̬ɪʃ-/
rude, offensive behaviour
Translations of “lout”
in Spanish gamberro, bruto…
in French lourdaud, aude…
in German der Tölpel…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不良少年,舉止粗野的少年…
in Russian хулиган, хам…
in Turkish serseri, kaba, hödük…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不良少年,举止粗野的少年…
in Polish cham…
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