pouter
noun Date: 1725 1. any of several breeds of domestic pigeons characterized by erect carriage and an inflatable crop 2. one that pouts

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  • Pouter — Pout er ( [ e]r), n. 1. One who, or that which, pouts. [1913 Webster] 2. [Cf. E. pout, and G. puter turkey.] (Zo[ o]l.) A variety of the domestic pigeon remarkable for the extent to which it is able to dilate its throat and breast. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pouter — [pout′ər] n. 1. a person who pouts 2. any of a breed of domestic pigeon with a slender body and long legs, that can distend its crop to produce a large, puffed up breast …   English World dictionary

  • Pouter — The Pouter pigeons are domesticated varieties of the Rock Pigeon, Columba livia , characterized by a very large, inflatable crop.cite book |last=Levi |first=Wendell |title= The Pigeon|year= 1977|publisher= Levi Publishing Co, Inc|location= Sumter …   Wikipedia

  • pouter — /pow teuhr/, n. 1. a person who pouts. 2. one of a breed of long legged domestic pigeons, characterized by the habit of puffing out the distensible crop. [1715 25; POUT1 + ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • pouter — noun a) A person who habitually pouts; a sourpuss b) A breed of pigeon that inflates its crop …   Wiktionary

  • pouter — pout·er || paÊŠtÉ™(r) n. type of pigeon; one who has an unhappy facial expression …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pouter — 1) troupe 2) puerto …   Anagrams dictionary

  • pouter — noun a kind of pigeon that is able to inflate its crop to a considerable extent …   English new terms dictionary

  • pouter — pout•er [[t]ˈpaʊ tər[/t]] n. 1) a person who pouts 2) orn one of a breed of domestic pigeons characterized by a distensible crop …   From formal English to slang

  • pouter — I. /ˈpaʊtə / (say powtuh) noun 1. someone who pouts. 2. one of a breed of long legged domestic pigeons characterised by the habit of puffing out the crop. II. /ˈpaʊtə / (say powtuh) verb (i) to rummage around; poke; stir. Also, powter. {Scottish; …   Australian English dictionary

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