pout

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English[edit]

A girl pouting

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Etymology 1[edit]

Middle English pouten, probably from Scandinavian (compare Norwegian pute (pillow, cushion), Swedish dial. 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)).

Noun[edit]

pout (plural pouts)

  1. One's facial expression when pouting.
  2. A fit of sulking or sullenness.
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Verb[edit]

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 be or pretend to be ill-tempered; to sulk.
  3. (transitive) To say while pouting.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English pūte as in aelepūte, from Indo-European root beu having a meaning associated with the notion "to swell".

Noun[edit]

pout (plural pouts)

  1. (rare) Shortened name 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 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

pout (plural pouts)

  1. Alternative form of poult

Verb[edit]

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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