Definition of stout adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//staʊt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//staʊt//
    (stouter, stoutest) Brave, Body shape
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  1. 1(of a person) rather fat synonym plump See related entries: Body shape
  2. 2[usually before noun] strong and thick a stout pair of shoes a stout stick
  3. 3[usually before noun] brave and determined He put up a stout defence in court. This requires a stout heart. See related entries: Brave
  4. Word OriginMiddle English: from Anglo-Norman French and Old French dialect, of West Germanic origin; perhaps related to stilt. The noun (late 17th cent.) originally denoted any strong beer and is probably short for stout ale.
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