pouter

noun
pout·​er | \ ˈpau̇-tər How to pronounce pouter (audio) \

Definition of pouter

1 : any of several breeds of domestic pigeons characterized by erect carriage and an inflatable crop
2 : one that pouts

Examples of pouter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Once unmasked, pouters may be willing to re-engage or at least back off. Philip Chard, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Don't encourage people who pout," 3 Nov. 2017 So, how does an aggressive pouter differ from a passive one? Philip Chard, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Don't encourage people who pout," 3 Nov. 2017 School’s officially in session for Prince George, helicopter aficionado, precious pouter, and oh, yes, heir to the British throne. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "See an Adorable Yet Apprehensive Prince George Arrive For His First Day of School," 7 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of pouter

1793, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Pouter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pouter. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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