See also: Pout and pouť

EnglishEdit

 
A woman pouting

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /paʊt/
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  • (Canada) IPA(key): /pʌʊt/
  • Rhymes: -aʊt

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English pouten, probably from Scandinavian (compare Norwegian pute (pillow, cushion), dial. Swedish puta (to be puffed out), Danish pude (pillow, cushion)), from Proto-Germanic *pūto (swollen) (compare English eelpout, Dutch puit, Low German puddig (inflated)), from Proto-Indo-European *bu- (to swell) (compare Sanskrit बुद्बुद (budbuda, bubble)).

VerbEdit

pout (third-person singular simple present pouts, present participle pouting, simple past and past participle pouted)

  1. (intransitive) To push out one's lips.
  2. (intransitive) To thrust itself outward; to be prominent.
  3. (intransitive) To be or pretend to be ill-tempered; to sulk.
  4. (transitive) To say while pouting.
    "Don't you love me any more?" she pouted.
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NounEdit

pout (plural pouts)

  1. One's facial expression when pouting.
  2. A fit of sulking or sullenness.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English *poute, from Old English *pūte as in ǣlepūta, ǣlepūte (eelpout), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bew- (to swell). Related to pout (to push one's lip out).

NounEdit

pout (plural pouts)

  1. (rare) Any of various fishes such as the hornpout (Ameiurus nebulosus, the brown bullhead), the pouting (Trisopterus luscus) and the eelpouts (Zoarcidae).
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Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

pout (plural pouts)

  1. Alternative form of poult

VerbEdit

pout (third-person singular simple present pouts, present participle pouting, simple past and past participle pouted)

  1. (Scotland) To shoot poults.

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