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pout1

[pout] /paʊt/
verb (used without object)
1.
to thrust out the lips, especially in displeasure or sullenness.
2.
to look or be sullen.
3.
to swell out or protrude, as lips.
verb (used with object)
4.
to protrude (the lips).
5.
to utter with a pout.
noun
6.
the act of pouting; a protrusion of the lips.
7.
a fit of sullenness:
to be in a pout.
Origin of pout1
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English pouten; cognate with Swedish (dial.) puta to be inflated
Related forms
poutful, adjective
poutingly, adverb
unpouting, adjective
unpoutingly, adverb
Synonyms
1, 2. brood, mope, glower, scowl, sulk.

pout2

[pout] /paʊt/
noun, plural (especially collectively) pout (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) pouts.
3.
a northern, marine food fish, Trisopterus luscus.
Origin
before 1000; Old English -pūta, in ǣlepūta eelpout (not recorded in ME); cognate with Dutch puit frog
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Examples from the Web for pout
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  • But he did not heed it, and the pout vanished, and tears rushed to her eyes.

    Night and Morning, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • But pout as she might, she could not prevail with James, whose vanity had been scratched.

    Love and Lucy

    Maurice Henry Hewlett
  • In answer to this Mary pouted, but her husband did not see the pout.

    Is He Popenjoy?

    Anthony Trollope
  • His forehead was all puckered, and his red mouth set in a pout.

    The Moon and Sixpence W. Somerset Maugham
  • "I don't think I will dance," she said, pretending to pout a bit.

    Frank Merriwell's Cruise Burt L. Standish
  • She pretended to pout, fidgeted in his arm, arched her neck.

    Little Novels of Italy Maurice Henry Hewlett
  • Dotty did not understand the remark, but thought it safe to pout.

    Prudy Keeping House

    Sophie May
  • He flushes up too, and his thin-lipped, narrow mouth takes on a pout.

    Torchy, Private Sec. Sewell Ford
British Dictionary definitions for pout

pout1

/paʊt/
verb
1.
to thrust out (the lips), as when sullen, or (of the lips) to be thrust out
2.
(intransitive) to swell out; protrude
3.
(transitive) to utter with a pout
noun
4.
(sometimes the pouts) a fit of sullenness
5.
the act or state of pouting
Derived Forms
poutingly, adverb
pouty, adjective
Word Origin
C14: of uncertain origin; compare Swedish dialect puta inflated, Danish pudepillow

pout2

/paʊt/
noun (pl) pout, pouts
1.
short for horned pout, eelpout
2.
any of various gadoid food fishes, esp the bib (also called whiting pout)
3.
any of certain other stout-bodied fishes
Word Origin
Old English -pūte as in ǣlepūte eelpout; related to Dutch puit frog
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Word Origin and History for pout
v.

early 14c., of uncertain origin, perhaps from Scandinavian (cf. Swedish dialectal puta "to be puffed out"), or Frisian (cf. East Frisian püt "bag, swelling," Low German puddig "swollen"); related via notion of "inflation" to Old English ælepute "fish with inflated parts," and Middle Dutch puyt, Flemish puut "frog," from hypothetical PIE imitative root *beu- suggesting "swelling" (see bull (n.2)). Related: Pouted; pouting. As a noun from 1590s.

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