adjective, stout·er, stout·est.
- stout, rex,
Origin of stout
Examples from the Web for stout
Princess Ariel and Prince Eric walk down the aisle, and are greeted by a stout clergyman who is allegedly too happy to see them.When the Religious Right Attacked ‘The Little Mermaid’|Asawin Suebsaeng|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
From the few photographs of him, we see a stout man with deep Indian features, a thick mustache and stoic face.
A stout woman with a grating voice, she asked, “So you think life is so good here in Ukraine?”
“Or the world,” Stout said, examining the photographs in a small metal box.The Real Monuments Men: The Coronation Chamber of Hitler|Robert Edsel|February 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Two bottles of stout supplied the necessary lubrication, and there was frequent recourse to a box of licorice pastilles.
It was no easy matter to do this, for the friars were so heavy that it required three stout men to each to set them on their legs.Charley Laurel|W. H. G. Kingston
I was in a corner of the lower end, when I saw Dubois enter in a stout coat, with his ordinary bearing.The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete|Duc de Saint-Simon
University professors, stout majors, rising early in the morning, hire boys and practise back-handers and half-volleys.Idle Ideas in 1905|Jerome K. Jerome
The stout youth's standards were his own, and rigid, as is often the case with people of his type.The Rules of the Game|Stewart Edward White
How can a system, built upon a stout and impudent denial of self-evident truth--a system of treating men like cattle--operate?The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus|American Anti-Slavery Society
Word Origin for stout
c.1300, "proud, valiant, strong," from Old French estout "brave, fierce, proud," earlier estolt "strong," from West Germanic *stult- "proud, stately" (cf. Middle Low German stolt "stately, proud," German stolz "proud, haughty, arrogant, stately"), from PIE root *stel- "to put, stand" (see stall (n.1)). Meaning "strong in body, powerfully built" is attested from late 14c., but has been displaced by the (often euphemistic) meaning "thick-bodied, fat and large," which is first recorded 1804. Original sense preserved in stout-hearted (1550s).
"strong, dark-brown beer," 1670s, from stout (adj.).