pout

verb
\ ˈpau̇t \
pouted; pouting; pouts

Definition of pout 

(Entry 1 of 3)

intransitive verb

1a : to show displeasure by thrusting out the lips or wearing a sullen expression a pouting child Sure, you have sports figures misbehaving today. John McEnroe pouts and snarls and curses at tennis judges twice his age, on television … —Roy Blount Jr.

b : to push out or purse the lips in a sexually suggestive way a pouting model … appears in adverts surrounded by gorgeous, pouting blondes.The Economist

c : to be moodily silent : sulk If they invited her out, she declined the invitation. When they went out, she would be pouting when they came home. —Susan Sheehan

2 : protrude

transitive verb

: to cause to protrude pouted her lips

pout

noun (1)

Definition of pout (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : a protrusion of the lips expressive of displeasure

2 pouts plural : a fit of pique

pout

noun (2)
plural pout or pouts

Definition of pout (Entry 3 of 3)

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

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Examples of pout in a Sentence

Verb

She pouted her lips and stared at him angrily. The boy didn't want to leave—he stomped his feet and pouted. The model pouted for the cameras. Her lips pouted, and she began to cry.
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First Known Use of pout

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1a

Noun (1)

1591, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1591, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pout

Verb

Middle English

Noun (2)

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

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The first known use of pout was in the 14th century

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More Definitions for pout

pout

verb

English Language Learners 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

pout

verb
\ ˈpau̇t \
pouted; pouting

Kids Definition of pout

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : to show displeasure by pushing out the lips

2 : sulk entry 1 He pouts when he doesn't get his way.

pout

noun

Kids Definition of pout (Entry 2 of 2)

: a facial expression that shows displeasure and is made by pushing out the lips … Kirsti was plodding along, her face in a pout because the girls hadn't waited for her. —Lois Lowry, Number the Stars

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