Origin of stalworth

before 900; Middle English stalwurthe, Old English stǣlwirthe serviceable, equivalent to stǣl (contraction of stathol staddle) + weorth worth1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for stalworth

Historical Examples of stalworth

  • Kam Edward the olde,Faire man he was and wis, stalworth and bolde.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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