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/ staʊt /
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adjective, stout·er, stout·est.

noun

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Origin of stout

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English adjective stute, from Old French estout “bold, proud,” from Germanic; compare Middle Dutch stout “bold,” Middle Low German stolt, Middle High German stolz “proud”
Stout, fat, plump imply corpulence of body. Stout describes a heavily built but usually strong and healthy body: a handsome stout lady. Fat, an informal word with unpleasant connotations, suggests an unbecoming fleshy stoutness; it may, however, apply also to a hearty fun-loving type of stout person: a fat old man; fat and jolly. Plump connotes a pleasing roundness and is often used as a complimentary or euphemistic equivalent for stout, fleshy, etc.: a pleasingly plump figure attractively dressed.

Definition for stout (2 of 2)

Stout
[ stout ]
/ staʊt /

noun

Rex (Tod·hun·ter) [tod-huhn-ter], /ˈtɒdˌhʌn tər/, 1886–1975, U.S. detective novelist.
Robert, 1844–1930, New Zealand jurist and statesman: prime minister 1884–87.
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British Dictionary definitions for stout (1 of 2)

stout
/ (staʊt) /

adjective

solidly built or corpulent
(prenominal) resolute or valiantstout fellow
strong, substantial, and robust
a stout heart courage; resolution

noun

strong porter highly flavoured with malt
stoutish, adjectivestoutly, adverbstoutness, noun
C14: from Old French estout bold, of Germanic origin; related to Middle High German stolz proud, Middle Dutch stolt brave

British Dictionary definitions for stout (2 of 2)

Stout
/ (staʊt) /

noun

Sir Robert. 1844–1930, New Zealand statesman, born in Scotland: prime minister of New Zealand (1884–87)
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