“Some bit their lips, some pouted, others cried,” hiding such emotions beneath their round, broad-brimmed hats.
Democrats split over moves to weaken Wall Street reforms, and Republicans pouted over lost leverage.
To his inquiry as to the cause of her sorrow, she pouted, and at first hesitated in her reply.
"You are positively rude," pouted Mrs. Hilbrough, rising from the table.
Shyuote had dropped to the ground; the call did not interfere with his sobs; he pouted rather than grieved.
She pouted her displeasure and, without a word, abruptly left the room.
Yet as she faced her reflection, May pouted and put on the look of one aggrieved.
We sat there and pouted because there wasn't any more, and yet we couldn't but yawn at the act before us.
Eugene danced on his chair and begged to be of the party; but Harriet pouted, and asked why the "odd boy" could not be sent.
Elinora pouted and flouted, and hopped back into her chamber.
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.