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



BrE BrE//staʊt//
; NAmE NAmE//staʊt//
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[uncountable, countable] strong dark beer made with malt or barley 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.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: stout