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pout

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[ pout ]
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verb (used without object)

verb (used with object)

to protrude (the lips).
to utter with a pout.

noun

the act of pouting; a protrusion of the lips.
a fit of sullenness: to be in a pout.

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Nearby words

pousada, pousse-café, poussette, poussin, poussin, nicolas, pout, pouter, poutine, pouty, pov, poverty

Origin of pout

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1275–1325; Middle English pouten; cognate with Swedish (dial.) puta to be inflated
SYNONYMS FOR pout
Related formspout·ful, adjectivepout·ing·ly, adverbun·pout·ing, adjectiveun·pout·ing·ly, adverb

Definition for pout (2 of 2)

pout

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[ pout ]
/ paʊt /

noun, plural (especially collectively) pout, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) pouts.

a northern, marine food fish, Trisopterus luscus.

Origin of pout

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before 1000; Old English -pūta, in ǣlepūta eelpout (not recorded in ME); cognate with Dutch puit frog
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British Dictionary definitions for pout (1 of 2)

pout

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/ (paʊt) /

verb

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

noun

(sometimes the pouts) a fit of sullenness
the act or state of pouting
Derived Formspoutingly, adverbpouty, adjective

Word Origin for pout

C14: of uncertain origin; compare Swedish dialect puta inflated, Danish pude pillow

British Dictionary definitions for pout (2 of 2)

pout

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/ (paʊt) /

noun plural pout or pouts

short for horned pout, eelpout
any of various gadoid food fishes, esp the bib (also called whiting pout)
any of certain other stout-bodied fishes

Word Origin for pout

Old English -pūte as in ǣlepūte eelpout; related to Dutch puit frog
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Word Origin and History for pout

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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