pout
I. verb Etymology: Middle English Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. a. to show displeasure by thrusting out the lips or wearing a sullen expression b. sulk 2. protrude transitive verb to cause to protrude <
pouted her lips
>
II. noun Date: 1591 1. a protrusion of the lips expressive of displeasure 2. plural a fit of pique III. noun (plural pout or pouts) Etymology: probably from Middle English *poute, a fish with a large head, from Old English -pūte; akin to Middle English pouten to pout Date: 1591 any of several large-headed fishes (as a bullhead or eelpout)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
, (Morrhua lusca) / , , , (Pimelodus cattus) / , , (by protruding the lips), ,


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  • Pout — Pout, n. [Cf. {Eelpout}.] (Zo[ o]l.) The European whiting pout or bib. [1913 Webster] {Eel pout}. (Zo[ o]l.) See {Eelpout}. {Horn pout}, or {Horned pout}. (Zo[ o]l.) See {Bullhead} (b) . [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pout — (pout), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Pouted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pouting}.] [OE. pouten, of uncertain origin; cf. Prov. pot lip, Prov. F. potte, faire la potte to pout, W. pwdu to pout, be sullen, poten, potten, a paunch, belly.] 1. To thrust out the lips …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pout — pout1 [pout] vi. [ME pouten, ult. < IE base * bu , to swell] 1. to thrust out the lips as in sullenness or displeasure 2. to sulk 3. to protrude: said of the lips vt. to thrust out (the lips) n. 1. the act of pouting …   English World dictionary

  • pout — [ paut ] verb intransitive to show that you are angry or annoyed by pushing out your lips, especially your lower lip: Petra usually just pouts until she gets what she wants. a. to push out your lips to look more sexually attractive ╾ pout noun… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Pout — (p[=oo]t), n. [F. poulet. See {Poult}.] The young of some birds, as grouse; a young fowl. Carew. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pout — (p[=oo]t), v. i. To shoot pouts. [Scot.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pout — Pout, n. A sullen protrusion of the lips; a fit of sullenness. Jack s in the pouts. J. & H. Smith. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pout — [paut] v [I and T] [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Perhaps from a Scandinavian language] to push out your lower lip because you are annoyed or unhappy, or in order to look sexually attractive ▪ He sounded like a pouting child. ▪ Her full lips pouted… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pout — [n] sad face frown, glower, long face, moue, sullen look; concept 716 Ant. grin, smile pout [v] make a sad face; be sad be cross, be in bad mood*, be moody, be petulant, be sullen, frown, grouch, grump*, make a long face*, make a moue, mope,… …   New thesaurus

  • Pout — may refer to several things. * A facial expression * a commune in Thiès Region, western Senegal * Trisopterus luscus or Pouting, a fish in the Gadidae family …   Wikipedia

  • Pout — (spr. Puh), seidenes Zeug, zwischen Gros de Naples u. Gros de Tour stehend …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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