pout·​er ˈpau̇-tər How to pronounce pouter (audio)
: any of several breeds of domestic pigeons characterized by erect carriage and an inflatable crop
: 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, 3 Nov. 2017 So, how does an aggressive pouter differ from a passive one? Philip Chard, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 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, 7 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1793, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of pouter was in 1793

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“Pouter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pouter. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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