One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a man or boy) uncouth and aggressive; thuggish.‘youths responsible for awful, loutish behaviour’
uncouth, rude, impolite, unmannerly, ill-mannered, ill-bred, coarseView synonyms
- ‘It's generally a nicer, brighter atmosphere in a wine bar and I don't think you really see loutish behaviour like you do in some pubs.’
- ‘They are a tight-knit community with people of status at the helm, but even their best efforts cannot control the lunatic, bullying, and loutish few.’
- ‘They are worried they will have to put up with loutish behaviour from rowdy drinkers, vandalism and kitchen smells.’
- ‘The event is a showcase for agencies involved in the prevention of crime and disorder and will cover issues such as nuisance neighbours, loutish behaviour, dog-fouling and high hedges.’
- ‘She claimed that loutish youths, prying locals and boorish day-trippers were making life intolerable.’
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