adjective, stout·er, stout·est.
Origin of stout
Related Words for stouterportly, burly, tenacious, hulking, vigorous, sturdy, muscular, indomitable, staunch, gallant, resolute, valiant, heroic, fearless, heavy, fat, plump, hardy, stalwart, tough
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Contemporary Examples of stouter
His opponent, Tony Movshon, older, stouter, and, it must be said, considerably less indefatigable, was out-flashed.Neuro Smackdown: Scientists Debate How to Solve the Mystery of the Brain
April 4, 2012
Historical Examples of stouter
At any rate, he was stouter than when he appeared on his first visit.Explorations in Australia
The one was Jowett; the other, an older, stouter man, must be Farmer Eames.Great Uncle Hoot-Toot
It is a much larger and stouter plant than Collybia radicata.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise
M. E. Hard
In all France, I'll swear, her tongue is the only stouter thing than her arm.Bardelys the Magnificent
After the door they will find me, and for your sake I trust I may prove of stouter stuff.The Tavern Knight
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.).