Definition of lager lout in English:

lager lout

noun

British
informal
  • A young man who behaves in an unpleasant or violent way as a result of excessive drinking.

    ‘police said he acted like a lager lout and hit an officer’
    • ‘Hopefully this will mean the death of the lager lout too!’
    • ‘He says he will be running a professional operation which will provide a new entertainment for the town aimed at business people and professional types - not lager louts or coach parties.’
    • ‘At a time when Britain is trying to do something about young lager louts who have besmirched our national image across the playing fields of Europe, here is a middle-aged lager lout positively inviting them to test their mettle at the bar.’
    • ‘Next to stylish wine, which conjures up visions of sun-drenched valleys and exquisite cuisine, beer is outclassed, its public face haunted by the twin spectres of the beer belly and the lager lout.’
    • ‘Scarborough was one of five places approved by Douglas Hurd as Home Secretary to pioneer bylaws intended to keep lager louts out of the public gaze.’
    • ‘You want people to have a drink but not be lager louts, and that is what this campaign is telling people.’
    • ‘In recent years, these curry houses have shaken off the lager lout image by having an interior makeover and renaming dishes with tantalisingly exotic titles.’
    • ‘Sivota is unspoiled, uncrowded (if you avoid August when the Italians invade), friendly and totally relaxing, without a lager lout in sight.’
    • ‘I will admit to something here: I have never watched a football match in my life. I find the game dull, nationalistic and repetitive and the whole thug/hooligan / lager lout mentality just turns me off.’
    • ‘Can you imagine those mad bearded lager louts, who used their tractors and trucks to block up the roads a few years ago, sitting down with a guitar to strum out the chords to ‘Where have all the flowers gone?’’
    • ‘Recently a local ex-pat publican found himself on the wrong end of a broken beer glass wielded, not by a drunken lager lout or recalcitrant katoey, but by the man with whom he intended to go into partnership.’
    • ‘The clampdown, dubbed Operation Yellow Card, was launched in Wilmslow in June to cut down on lager louts ruining everyone else's night out.’
    • ‘Mr Knox insisted that his customers would not be rowdy, nightclub-style lager louts.’
    • ‘But the family have been forced to scrap the annual festival after rowdy lager louts invaded this year's event and started a fight.’
    • ‘The participants have a reputation as lawless and irresponsible, the glamorous equivalent of Magaluf lager louts.’
    • ‘In 1994 there followed Highland Fling, a wildly modernized staging of La Sylphide which featured the sylph as a drug user and James as a lager lout.’
    • ‘The drunks are as much a part of this meeting as the royal procession and excessive imbibing is not confined to the lager louts.’
    • ‘Far too may lives of both air passengers and crews have been put at risk by lager louts, champagne Charlies and ordinary people who get into a rage.’
    • ‘Contrary to popular belief, Burberry has not discontinued its famous plaid baseball cap because of its association with football hooligans and lager louts.’
    • ‘I'm certainly no lager lout, and I'm proud to be wearing the Games uniform.’
    lout, oaf, ruffian, hooligan, thug, rowdy, bully boy, brawler, rough, churl, lubber, philistine, vulgarian, yahoo, barbarian, neanderthal, primitive, savage, brute, beast, monster
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Pronunciation

lager lout