adjective \ˈstat\

: thick and strong

: having a large body that is wide with fat or muscles

: brave and strong

Full Definition of STOUT

:  strong of character: as
a :  brave, bold
b :  firm, determined; also :  obstinate, uncompromising
:  physically or materially strong:
a :  sturdy, vigorous
b :  staunch, enduring
c :  sturdily constructed :  substantial
:  forceful <a stout attack>; also :  violent <a stout wind>
:  bulky in body :  fat
stout·ish \ˈsta-tish\ adjective
stout·ly adverb
stout·ness noun

Examples of STOUT

  1. He has a stout heart.
  2. His lawyer put up a stout defense in court.

Origin of STOUT

Middle English, from Anglo-French estut, estout, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German stolz proud; perhaps akin to Old High German stelza stilt — more at stilt
First Known Use: 14th century



: a very dark, heavy beer

Full Definition of STOUT

:  a very dark full-bodied ale with a distinctive malty flavor
a :  a fat person
b :  a clothing size designed for the large figure

First Known Use of STOUT


Other Alcoholic Beverage Terms

finish, gimlet, mull, sake, setup, sommelier, syllabub, vintner, wassail


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