lout => loud, a clumsy person is usually very loud, and remember empty vessel sound much.
reminds u of stout(euphemism for fat)..And stout ppl r generally clumsy
lout=laugh out....a person who Laughs OUT loudly for petty jokes(instead of just smiling)...is definitely an awkward,clumsy person to be with..synonyms barbarian=bufoon=bear=dolt=cad=oaf=lout ..:)
clout - c= person without clout(influence)is clumsy.
L+out, out of life, absent mindedness or stupid person
lout person will get clout.. (blow with a fist)