[ stawl-werth ]


Origin of stalworth

before 900; Middle English stalwurthe,Old English stǣlwirthe serviceable, equivalent to stǣl (contraction of statholstaddle) + weorthworth1

Words Nearby stalworth Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use stalworth in a sentence

  • One glance, however, before you go, you will vouchsafe at the village tree—that stalworth elm.

    The House by the Church-Yard | J. Sheridan Le Fanu
  • Two stalworth men were seen walking down the road that night about eight o'clock, dressed in a style common to boatmen.

    The Von Toodleburgs | F. Colburn Adams
  • Mr. stalworth, if I find anything in the dust-pan, I shall turn it over to you.

    The Other Girls | Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  • Mr. stalworth says they are stamped with her own name, every one; breezy, and freshly delicious.

    The Other Girls | Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  • "I never could quite make out what kind of fishes these are," said the Rev. John stalworth.

    Kenelm Chillingly, Complete | Edward Bulwer-Lytton