stout

[ stout ]
/ staʊt /

adjective, stout·er, stout·est.

noun

Origin of stout

1250–1300; Middle English (adj.) < Old French estout bold, proud < Germanic; compare Middle Dutch stout bold, Middle Low German stolt, Middle High German stolz proud

OTHER WORDS FROM stout

synonym study for stout

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

Derived forms of stout

stoutish, adjectivestoutly, adverbstoutness, noun

Word Origin for stout

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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