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From Middle English stout, from Old French estout (brave, fierce, proud) (Modern French dialectal stout (proud)), earlier estolt (strong), from Proto-Germanic *stultaz (proud, stately, stiff), from Proto-Germanic *stil-, *stal-, *stul- (to be solid, stationary, firm, stiff), from Proto-Indo-European *stel- (to put, stand); cognate with Dutch stout (stout, bold, rash), Low German stolt (stately, proud), German stolz (proud, haughty, arrogant, stately), Old Norse stoltr (proud) (Danish stolt (proud), Icelandic stoltur (proud)). Meaning "strong in body, powerfully built" is attested from c.1386, but has been to a large extent displaced by the euphemistic meaning "thick-bodied, fat and large," which is first recorded 1804. Original sense preserved in stout-hearted (1552). The noun "strong, dark-brown beer" is first recorded 1677, from the adjective.


  • IPA(key): /staʊt/
  • (Canada) IPA(key): /stʌʊt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aʊt


stout (comparative stouter, superlative stoutest)

  1. large; bulky, thickset; corpulent, fat.
  2. (obsolete) bold, strong-minded; lusty; vigorous; robust; sinewy; muscular.
    • (Can we date this quote by Shakespeare?)
      a stouter champion never handled sword
    • (Can we date this quote by Clarendon?)
      He lost the character of a bold, stout, magnanimous man.
    • (Can we date this quote by Daniel?)
      The lords all stand / To clear their cause, most resolutely stout.
  3. (obsolete) proud; haughty; arrogant; hard.
    • (Can we date this quote by Bible?), Mal. iii. 13
      Your words have been stout against me.
    • (Can we date this quote by Latimer?)
      Commonly [] they that be rich are lofty and stout.
  4. firm; resolute; dauntless.
  5. materially strong, enduring.
    Campers prefer stout vessels, sticks and cloth.
    • 1913, Robert Barr, chapter 4, in Lord Stranleigh Abroad[1]:
      Nothing could be more business-like than the construction of the stout dams, and nothing more gently rural than the limpid lakes, with the grand old forest trees marshalled round their margins … .
  6. obstinate.

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  stout on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

stout, the malt brew

stout (plural stouts)

  1. A dark and strong malt brew made with toasted grain.
    Stout is darker, stronger and sweeter than porter beer.
  2. An obese person. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  3. A large clothing size. (Can we add an example for this sense?)





Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch stout, from Old Dutch *stolt, from Proto-Germanic *stultaz.


stout (comparative stouter, superlative stoutst)

  1. naughty, disobedient, mischievous
    Zijn hier nog stoute kindertjes?Are there any naughty children around?
  2. high (expectations)
  3. (archaic) bold, audacious
Inflection of stout
uninflected stout
inflected stoute
comparative stouter
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial stout stouter het stoutst
het stoutste
indefinite m./f. sing. stoute stoutere stoutste
n. sing. stout stouter stoutste
plural stoute stoutere stoutste
definite stoute stoutere stoutste
partitive stouts stouters
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From English stout.


stout m, n (uncountable)

  1. stout (brew)




  1. stout (type of beer)


Inflection of stout (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative stout stoutit
genitive stoutin stoutien
partitive stoutia stouteja
illative stoutiin stouteihin
singular plural
nominative stout stoutit
accusative nom. stout stoutit
gen. stoutin
genitive stoutin stoutien
partitive stoutia stouteja
inessive stoutissa stouteissa
elative stoutista stouteista
illative stoutiin stouteihin
adessive stoutilla stouteilla
ablative stoutilta stouteilta
allative stoutille stouteille
essive stoutina stouteina
translative stoutiksi stouteiksi
instructive stoutein
abessive stoutitta stouteitta
comitative stouteineen




stout f (plural stouts)

  1. stout (beer)