noun Midland U.S.
Origin of spouting
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of spout
Synonyms for spout
Related Words for spoutinggush, shoot, stream, jet, spill, expel, pour, surge, cascade, spray, erupt, discharge, eject, squirt, exude, roll, orate, declaim, ramble, boast
Examples from the Web for spouting
Contemporary Examples of spouting
Spouting off against police online has become criminalized in recent weeks.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead
January 8, 2015
No more allowing people to justify their bigotry by spouting a cherry-picked Bible verse.Dear Leelah, We Will Fight On For You: A Letter to a Dead Trans Teen
January 1, 2015
In the meantime, Welby is not, at least, spouting ugly bigotry.UK’s No 1 Churchman Doubts Existence of God: The Archbishop of Canterbury Thinks Deep When Running With His Dog
September 18, 2014
Never mind whatever podcast, Vine, Tumblr, talk radio host or triple-digit cable network is spouting off about at the moment.Hillary’s Outside Enforcers Are Led by a Former Foe
July 10, 2014
And to let you comprehend whether you are heir to that civilization or spouting hot air about it.My Commencement Speech to Rutgers’ Geniuses: Go Forth and Fail
P. J. O’Rourke
May 18, 2014
Historical Examples of spouting
The thought set the geyser of his rage roaring and spouting in the face of heaven.Weighed and Wanting
They have all been at work like her, spouting ashes and pumice and rocks and lava.
He had seen one spouting fire as he had voyaged on the pirate ship.
Upon the rug itself a stream of blood was spouting out of the air.
One of them, Steamboat Spring, was spouting at regular intervals as we passed.Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail
- a rainwater downpipe on the exterior of a building
- such pipes collectively
- ruined or lostany hope of rescue is right up the spout
Word Origin for spout
early 14c., related to Middle Dutch spoiten "to spout," North Frisian spütji "spout, squirt," Swedish sputa "to spout," and probably Middle Dutch spuwen "to spit" (see spew). Meaning "to talk, declaim" is recorded from 1610s.
late 14c., from spout (v.). It was the slang term for the lift in a pawnbroker's shop, up which articles were taken for storage, hence figurative phrase up the spout "lost, hopeless, gone beyond recall" (1812).