- Leut (colloquial or poetic)
From Middle High German liute, from Old High German liuti, also liudi, from Proto-Germanic *liudīz (“people”), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁lewdʰ- (“man, people”). Compare Dutch lieden, luden, luiden, Old Norse lýðir (“people”) (whence Icelandic lýður), Old Saxon liudi, Old English lēode (“people”), English lede (“people”), Gothic *𐌻𐌹𐌿𐌸𐍃 (*liuþs), Russian люди (ljudi), Bulgarian люде (ljude). More at leod.
- people (several individual persons, a group of people in general, esp. of one kind or another), folk (folks), peeps (slang), guys (boys and/or girls)
- A backformed singular Leut m (“person”) may be heard in colloquial speech. It is rare and usually humorous.
- Leute in Duden online
- plural of