- 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" (cognates: Old Norse lutr "stooping," which might also be the source of the modern English word), from PIE *leud- "to lurk" (cognates: 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.
- 1. He's just an ill-bred lout.
- 2. He had no training , no skills, he was just a big, bungling , useless lout!
- 什么也不行, 什么也不会, 自己只是个傻大黑粗的废物!
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- 3. This lout guards the crypt like a Cerberus.
- 4. Some of the films on TV would scare the lout of adults as well as children.
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