noun \ˈbat\

: a period of time during which someone suffers from something (such as an illness or disease)

: a short period of time during which something is done or happening

: a wrestling or boxing contest

Full Definition of BOUT

:  a spell of activity: as
a :  an athletic match (as of boxing)
b :  outbreak, attack <a bout of pneumonia>
c :  session

Examples of BOUT

  1. <undoubtedly the team's best wrestler, he hasn't lost a bout yet>
  2. <she's currently suffering from a bout of the flu>

Origin of BOUT

English dialect, a trip going and returning in plowing, from Middle English bought bend
First Known Use: 1575


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