pout


pout
pout (v.) early 14c., perhaps from Scandinavian (Cf. Swed. dial. puta "to be puffed out"), or Frisian (Cf. E.Fris. püt "bag, swelling," Low Ger. puddig "swollen"), related via notion of "inflation" to O.E. ælepute "fish with inflated parts," and M.Du. puyt, Flem. puut "frog."

Etymology dictionary. 2014.

Synonyms:
, (Morrhua lusca) / , , , (Pimelodus cattus) / , , (by protruding the lips), ,


Look at other dictionaries:

  • Pout — Pout, n. [Cf. {Eelpout}.] (Zo[ o]l.) The European whiting pout or bib. [1913 Webster] {Eel pout}. (Zo[ o]l.) See {Eelpout}. {Horn pout}, or {Horned pout}. (Zo[ o]l.) See {Bullhead} (b) . [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pout — (pout), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Pouted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pouting}.] [OE. pouten, of uncertain origin; cf. Prov. pot lip, Prov. F. potte, faire la potte to pout, W. pwdu to pout, be sullen, poten, potten, a paunch, belly.] 1. To thrust out the lips …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pout — pout1 [pout] vi. [ME pouten, ult. < IE base * bu , to swell] 1. to thrust out the lips as in sullenness or displeasure 2. to sulk 3. to protrude: said of the lips vt. to thrust out (the lips) n. 1. the act of pouting …   English World dictionary

  • pout|y — «POW tee», adjective, pout|i|er, pout|i|est. Informal. inclined to pout; sulky …   Useful english dictionary

  • pout — [ paut ] verb intransitive to show that you are angry or annoyed by pushing out your lips, especially your lower lip: Petra usually just pouts until she gets what she wants. a. to push out your lips to look more sexually attractive ╾ pout noun… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Pout — (p[=oo]t), n. [F. poulet. See {Poult}.] The young of some birds, as grouse; a young fowl. Carew. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pout — (p[=oo]t), v. i. To shoot pouts. [Scot.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pout — Pout, n. A sullen protrusion of the lips; a fit of sullenness. Jack s in the pouts. J. & H. Smith. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pout — [paut] v [I and T] [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Perhaps from a Scandinavian language] to push out your lower lip because you are annoyed or unhappy, or in order to look sexually attractive ▪ He sounded like a pouting child. ▪ Her full lips pouted… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pout — [n] sad face frown, glower, long face, moue, sullen look; concept 716 Ant. grin, smile pout [v] make a sad face; be sad be cross, be in bad mood*, be moody, be petulant, be sullen, frown, grouch, grump*, make a long face*, make a moue, mope,… …   New thesaurus

  • Pout — may refer to several things. * A facial expression * a commune in Thiès Region, western Senegal * Trisopterus luscus or Pouting, a fish in the Gadidae family …   Wikipedia


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