- to thrust out the lips, especially in displeasure or sullenness.
- to look or be sullen.
- to swell out or protrude, as lips.
- to protrude (the lips).
- to utter with a pout.
- the act of pouting; a protrusion of the lips.
- a fit of sullenness: to be in a pout.
Origin of pout1
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Examples from the Web for pouted
Democrats split over moves to weaken Wall Street reforms, and Republicans pouted over lost leverage.‘Cromnibus’ Passes, But Did Anyone Win?
December 12, 2014
“Some bit their lips, some pouted, others cried,” hiding such emotions beneath their round, broad-brimmed hats.Washington in Victory
October 10, 2008
Hyacinthe pouted by way of expressing his contempt of all fruitfulness.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
Rose pouted as if her womanly character had been compromised.
He must have expected more signs of means than he found, for he pouted slightly.Fruitfulness
Kate pretended to be angry at the rebuff, and pouted her lips, but her eyes were beaming.The Manxman
He shrugged and pouted and had fresh recourse to his pomander.The Strolling Saint
- to thrust out (the lips), as when sullen, or (of the lips) to be thrust out
- (intr) to swell out; protrude
- (tr) to utter with a pout
- (sometimes the pouts) a fit of sullenness
- the act or state of pouting
Word Origin and History for pouted
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.