adjective, stout·er, stout·est.
- stout, rex,
Origin of stout
Examples from the Web for 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|Casey Schwartz|April 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The body and bill of the Nuthatch is stouter, and not such a pretty shape, and his bill almost turns up.Citizen Bird|Mabel Osgood Wright and Elliott Coues
I have him still, but he is stouter and has come down to a motor car.Idle Ideas in 1905|Jerome K. Jerome
These are also thicker and stouter, have shorter legs, and a more expanded snout.Quadrupeds, What They Are and Where Found|Mayne Reid
The portraits of Lulli, says a contemporary, are fairly like him, but he was smaller and stouter than they show.
The two stream-inhabitants, S. sila and sordida, have shorter and stouter fingers than the other species.Neotropical Hylid Frogs, Genus Smilisca|William E. Duellman
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.).