grout

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Etymology[edit]

From obsolete grewt, grut (dirt, soul), from Middle English grut, from Old English grūt (dregs; coarse meal), from Proto-Germanic *grūtą (compare Dutch gruit (dregs), German Grauß, Norwegian grut (ground)), lengthening of Proto-Germanic *grutą.

Noun[edit]

grout (countable and uncountable, plural grouts)

  1. A thin mortar used to fill the gaps between tiles and cavities in masonry.
  2. (now rare) Coarse meal; groats.
  3. (now rare) (typically used in the plural) Dregs, sediment.
    • Charles Dickens
      grouts of tea
  4. (UK, obsolete) A kind of beer or ale.

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Verb[edit]

grout (third-person singular simple present grouts, present participle grouting, simple past and past participle grouted)

  1. To insert mortar between tiles.
    I spent the whole afternoon grouting the kitchen floor.

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Noun[edit]

grout ? (uncountable)

  1. grout