- a person who pouts.
- one of a breed of long-legged domestic pigeons, characterized by the habit of puffing out the distensible crop.
Origin of pouter
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Examples from the Web for pouter
In the Pouter, although the breast-bone has been shortened by 18½ per cent.Are the Effects of Use and Disuse Inherited?
William Platt Ball
He is so conscious of his bigness, and makes chests at you like a pouter pigeon.A Diplomatic Adventure
S. Weir Mitchell
Persis herself was like a pouter pigeon strutting and preening her high breast.What Will People Say?
Let us recognize it as an exquisite creation of art, not of nature, as wonderful as the pouter pigeon or the saffron rose.The Education of American Girls
Anna Callender Brackett
Human evolution is not so simple or so conspicuous a thing as the evolution of the pouter pigeon.Human Personality and its Survival of Bodily Death
Frederick W. H. Myers
- a person or thing that pouts
- a breed of domestic pigeon with a large crop capable of being greatly puffed out