- bulky in figure; heavily built; corpulent; thickset; fat: She is getting too stout for her dresses.
- bold, brave, or dauntless: a stout heart; stout fellows.
- firm; stubborn; resolute: stout resistance.
- forceful; vigorous: a stout argument; a stout wind.
- strong of body; hearty; sturdy: stout seamen.
- having endurance or staying power, as a horse.
- strong in substance or body, as a beverage.
- strong and thick or heavy: a stout cudgel.
- a dark, sweet brew made of roasted malt and having a higher percentage of hops than porter.
- porter of extra strength.
- a stout person.
- a garment size designed for a stout man.
- a garment, as a suit or overcoat, in this size.
Origin of stout
Examples from the Web for stouter
His opponent, Tony Movshon, older, stouter, and, it must be said, considerably less indefatigable, was out-flashed.Neuro Smackdown: Scientists Debate How to Solve the Mystery of the Brain
April 4, 2012
At any rate, he was stouter than when he appeared on his first visit.Explorations in Australia
The one was Jowett; the other, an older, stouter man, must be Farmer Eames.Great Uncle Hoot-Toot
It is a much larger and stouter plant than Collybia radicata.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise
M. E. Hard
In all France, I'll swear, her tongue is the only stouter thing than her arm.Bardelys the Magnificent
After the door they will find me, and for your sake I trust I may prove of stouter stuff.The Tavern Knight
- solidly built or corpulent
- (prenominal) resolute or valiantstout fellow
- strong, substantial, and robust
- a stout heart courage; resolution
- strong porter highly flavoured with malt
- Sir Robert. 1844–1930, New Zealand statesman, born in Scotland: prime minister of New Zealand (1884–87)
Word Origin and History for stouter
c.1300, "proud, valiant, strong," from Old French estout "brave, fierce, proud," earlier estolt "strong," from West Germanic *stult- "proud, stately" (cf. Middle Low German stolt "stately, proud," German stolz "proud, haughty, arrogant, stately"), from PIE root *stel- "to put, stand" (see stall (n.1)). Meaning "strong in body, powerfully built" is attested from late 14c., but has been displaced by the (often euphemistic) meaning "thick-bodied, fat and large," which is first recorded 1804. Original sense preserved in stout-hearted (1550s).
"strong, dark-brown beer," 1670s, from stout (adj.).