\ ˈpau̇-tē How to pronounce pouty (audio) \
poutier; poutiest

Definition of pouty

2 : expressive of displeasure

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Examples of pouty in a Sentence

we could tell from the way she turned pouty that she'd lost the tennis match
Recent Examples on the Web Her recent albums have come off as glitchy satires of club music, in which her pouty croon became a silvery, cybernetic instrument. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "How Charli XCX Reinvented the Pop Album in 39 Days," 19 May 2020 But at least Maria can enjoy some acrobatic lovemaking with him in between his pouty protestations. Glenn Kenny, New York Times, "‘On a Magical Night’ Review: Ghosts of Lovers Past and Present," 7 May 2020 Critics accused Amazon of playing a game of pouty hardball. Helene Fouquet, Bloomberg.com, "Amazon Face-Off in France Serves as Worker-Rights Test Case," 7 May 2020 With her big eyes, long straight nose and pouty mouth, Wu looks nothing like the shy teen seen in old family photos. Julie Zaugg, Cnn | Stella Ko, Cnn, Natalie Leung, CNN, "China cosmetic surgery apps: Swipe to buy a new face," 3 Mar. 2020 For dessert: a tall, pouty Grand Marnier soufflé and bananas flambé (the pyrotechnic finale) over ice cream, with sliced almonds and the odd garnish of canned peach. Los Angeles Times, "Fanning the retro flames at Pico Rivera’s Dal Rae," 21 Sep. 2019 The Portuguese presence in West Africa was limited at first to their trading posts and missions, but in 1571, Sebastian of Portugal — a pouty blond with firm calves — ordered the conquest and subjugation of all of Ndongo. Anne Thériault, Longreads, "Queens of Infamy: Njinga," 4 Oct. 2019 Pennywise, who sometimes takes the form of a giant spider-like monster, and whose pouty moue can suddenly sprout rows of sharp, brownish fangs, both feeds and feeds upon ordinary human viciousness. New York Times, "‘It Chapter Two’ Review: Send in the Clown, Again," 3 Sep. 2019 Her songs layered pouty vocals over bland hip-hop beats and movie-melodrama strings; the lyrics were all stars, stripes and James Dean. Judy Berman, Time, "Review: Norman F---ing Rockwell! Is Lana Del Rey's Darkest—And Greatest—Album Yet," 30 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of pouty

1799, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Pouty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pouty. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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