stalwart

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From Scots stalwart (= English stalworth). From Middle English stalwurthe, from Old English stǣlwierþe (“capable of standing in good stead, serviceable”), from stǣl (“fixed position, station”) + -wierþe (“-able”). Compare staddle, worth; see also stalwart. More at stalworth.

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stalwart (comparative more stalwart, superlative most stalwart)

  1. Firmly built.
    • 2002 November 10, Aaron Ehasz, “Crimes of the Hot”, Futurama, season 5, episode 1, Fox Broadcasting Company
      Morbo: Direct your attention now to the African turtles seen here migrating.... Morbo wishes these stalwart nomads peace
    • 1912, Willa Cather, The Bohemian Girl
      The driver was a stalwart woman who sat at ease in the front seat and drove her car bareheaded. She left a cloud of dust and a trail of gasoline behind her.
  2. Courageous.

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stalwart (plural stalwarts)

  1. one who has a strong build
  2. one who firmly supports a cause

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Scots[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English stalwarde, stelewurthe, from Old English stǣlwierþe (serviceable, able to stand in good stead). See stallworth.

Adjective[edit]

stalwart (comparative mair stalwart, superlative maist stalwart)

  1. Physically strong, powerful, stour; exibiting great stamina.
  2. Valiant, brave; resolute, stout.