Definition of gout noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɡaʊt//
; NAmE NAmE//ɡaʊt//
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a disease that causes painful swelling in the joints, especially of the toes, knees and fingers Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French goute, from medieval Latin gutta, literally ‘drop’ (because gout was believed to be caused by the dropping of diseased matter from the blood into the joints).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: gout