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pout

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verb \ˈpau̇t\

Simple Definition of pout

  • : 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

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to show displeasure by thrusting out the lips or wearing a sullen expression b :  sulk

  3. 2 :  protrude

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  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


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pout

noun

Definition of pout

  1. 1 :  a protrusion of the lips expressive of displeasure

  2. 2 plural :  a fit of pique



1591

First Known Use of pout

1591


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pout

noun

Definition of pout

plural pout or pouts

  1. :  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

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