stalwart

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From Scots stalwart (= English stalworth). 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.
    • 1872, Mark Twain, Roughing It
      For observe, it was an assemblage of two hundred thousand young men—not simpering, dainty, kid-gloved weaklings, but stalwart, muscular, dauntless young braves, brimful of push and energy, and royally endowed with every attribute that goes to make up a peerless and magnificent manhood—the very pick and choice of the world's glorious ones.
  2. Courageous.

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stalwart (plural stalwarts)

  1. one who has a strong build
  2. one who firmly supports a cause
  3. a dependable person
    • 2017 October 14, Paul Doyle, “Mauricio Pellegrino yet to find attacking solution for stuttering Southampton”, in the Guardian[1]:
      Other erstwhile stalwarts are also wavering. Southampton had two of the best full-backs in the league last season but Ryan Bertrand has been below par this season and Cédric Soares made an uncharacteristic lapse that led to Stoke’s winning goal in Southampton’s last outing.

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Etymology[edit]

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

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stalwart (comparative mair stalwart, superlative maist stalwart)

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