So, what does it mean? To have clout is to have influence or power. In popular culture, people with clout are seen as popular and cool. Clout long predates Instagram.
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Entry 1 of 2 1 dialectal, chiefly British : a piece of cloth or leather : rag 2 : a blow especially with the hand When she was naughty, she would get a clout from her mother. Pierre clout. He clouted him on the back of the head. He'll clout me around the head if he finds out what I've done. See More Recent Examples on the Web: Noun So many people with so much clout and power in society have been protecting each other. Johnson cultivated connections that increased his clout and prominence. Johnson, executive who transformed Fannie Mae into political powerhouse, dies at 76," 18 Oct. Cedric Richmond faces five challengers in bid for sixth term," 17 Oct. Send us feedback.
Home Dictionary Definitions Clout. Clout definitions klout. Influence; pull.
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