[ spou-tid ]
/ ˈspaʊ tɪd /


fitted with a spout: a spouted pitcher.

Origin of spouted

First recorded in 1825–35; spout + -ed3

Related forms

un·spout·ed, adjective

Definition for spouted (2 of 2)


[ spout ]
/ spaʊt /

verb (used with object)

to emit or discharge forcibly (a liquid, granulated substance, etc.) in a stream or jet.
Informal. to state or declaim volubly or in an oratorical manner: He spouted his theories on foreign policy for the better part of the night.

verb (used without object)


Origin of spout

1300–50; (v.) Middle English spouten; cognate with Dutch spuiten; akin to Old Norse spȳta to spit1; (noun) Middle English spowt(e) pipe, akin to the noun


3, 4 squirt, stream, pour. See flow.
5 declaim, rant, harangue, speechify.
6 nozzle, nose.

Related forms

spout·er, nounspout·less, adjectivespout·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for spouted


/ (spaʊt) /


to discharge (a liquid) in a continuous jet or in spurts, esp through a narrow gap or under pressure, or (of a liquid) to gush thus
(of a whale, etc) to discharge air through the blowhole, so that it forms a spray at the surface of the water
informal to utter (a stream of words) on a subject, often at length


Derived Forms

spouter, noun

Word Origin for spout

C14: perhaps from Middle Dutch spouten, from Old Norse spyta to spit
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