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Meaning of LOUT

Pronunciation:  lawt

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  an awkward stupid person

LOUT is a 4 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: clod, gawk, goon, klutz, lubber, lummox, lump, oaf, stumblebum
 See Also: clumsy person



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Lout\, v. i. [OE. louten, luten, AS. l?tan; akin to Icel.
    l?ta, Dan. lude, OHG. l?z?n to lie hid.]
    To bend; to box; to stoop. [Archaic] --Chaucer. Longfellow.
          He fair the knight saluted, louting low. --Spenser.
  2. \Lout\, n. [Formerly also written lowt.]
    A clownish, awkward fellow; a bumpkin. --Sir P. Sidney.
  3. \Lout\, v. t.
    To treat as a lout or fool; to neglect; to disappoint. [Obs.]
Computing Dictionary

Lout is a batch text formatting system and an embedded language by Jeffrey H. Kingston <[email protected]>. 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, . amiga.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: arriviste, Babbitt, babe, blockhead, blunderer, blunderhead, boor, botcher, bounder, bourgeois, bucolic, bumbler, bumpkin, bungler, cad, child, child of nature, churl, clod, clodhopper, clodknocker, clot, clown, country bumpkin, deride, dolt, dove, dupe, epicier, farmer, fumbler, gawk, gawky, gowk, groundling, guttersnipe, hayseed, hick, hillbilly, hooligan, ill-bred fellow, infant, ingenue, innocent, klutz, lamb, lobster, looby, low fellow, lubber, lummox, lump, mere child, mock, mucker, noble savage, nouveau riche, oaf, ox, palooka, parvenu, peasant, Philistine, quiz, rally, razz, ribald, rough, roughneck, rowdy, rube, ruffian, rustic, scout, simple soul, slouch, slubberer, taunt, twit, unsophisticate, upstart, vulgarian, vulgarist, yokel