pout


1pout

verb \ˈpat\

: to push out your lips to show that you are angry or annoyed or to look sexually attractive

: to refuse to talk to people because you are angry or annoyed about something

Full Definition of POUT

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>

Examples of POUT

  1. She pouted her lips and stared at him angrily.
  2. The boy didn't want to leave—he stomped his feet and pouted.
  3. The model pouted for the cameras.
  4. Her lips pouted, and she began to cry.

Origin of POUT

Middle English
First Known Use: 14th century

2pout

noun

Definition of POUT

1
:  a protrusion of the lips expressive of displeasure
2
plural :  a fit of pique

First Known Use of POUT

1591

3pout

noun
plural pout or pouts

Definition of POUT

:  any of several large-headed fishes (as a bullhead or eelpout)

Origin of POUT

probably from Middle English *poute, a fish with a large head, from Old English -pūte; akin to Middle English pouten to pout
First Known Use: 1591

Other Fishes Terms

char, chum, ichthyology, smelt, tetra, turbot

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