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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.
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Examples from the Web for pouted
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  • To his inquiry as to the cause of her sorrow, she pouted, and at first hesitated in her reply.

    Napoleon's Young Neighbor Helen Leah Reed
  • "You are positively rude," pouted Mrs. Hilbrough, rising from the table.

    The Faith Doctor Edward Eggleston
  • Shyuote had dropped to the ground; the call did not interfere with his sobs; he pouted rather than grieved.

    The Delight Makers Adolf Bandelier
  • She pouted her displeasure and, without a word, abruptly left the room.

    The Watchers of the Plains Ridgewell Cullum
  • Yet as she faced her reflection, May pouted and put on the look of one aggrieved.

    Love in a Cloud Arlo Bates
  • We sat there and pouted because there wasn't any more, and yet we couldn't but yawn at the act before us.

    Back Home Eugene Wood
  • 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.

    Love and Life Charlotte M. Yonge
  • Elinora pouted and flouted, and hopped back into her chamber.

    Make or Break Oliver Optic
British Dictionary definitions for pouted

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 pouted

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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