adjective, stout·er, stout·est.
Origin of stout
Related Words for stoutestportly, burly, tenacious, hulking, vigorous, sturdy, muscular, indomitable, staunch, gallant, resolute, valiant, heroic, fearless, heavy, fat, plump, hardy, stalwart, tough
Examples from the Web for stoutest
Historical Examples of stoutest
It was made for the occasion by the stoutest courier, who was a German.To be Read at Dusk
The stoutest antagonist, if he remit his watch a moment, is oppressed.
At this, half a score reached him their staves, and he took the stoutest and heaviest of them all.The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
Of the two parties the Irish were the stoutest, and the weakest went to the wall.Ireland as It Is
Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
Old Cristina, who was her mother's nurse, is to be our stoutest ally.Jane Journeys On
Ruth Comfort Mitchell
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.).