- 1(of a person) somewhat fat synonym plump
- 2[usually before noun] strong and thick a stout pair of shoes a stout stick
- 3[usually before noun] (formal) brave and determined He put up a stout defense in court. This requires a stout heart.
- adverb He was tall and stoutly built. “I disagree,” said Polly stoutly.
- noun [uncountable]
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