dout

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English doute (doubt). More at doubt.

Noun[edit]

dout

  1. obsolete spelling of doubt

Etymology 2[edit]

Blend of do and out, from Middle English don ut (do out). Compare don, doff, dup.

Verb[edit]

dout (third-person singular simple present douts, present participle douting, simple past and past participle douted)

  1. (transitive, dialectal or obsolete) To put out; quench; extinguish; douse.
    The fire she lit was fanned rather than douted. ― Snowden.
Related terms[edit]
  • douter, a cone-shaped device with a handle for extinguishing a candle and stopping the smoke.

Luxembourgish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

dout

  1. dead

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