- coarse meal
- [pl.] groats
- [usually pl.]Brit. sediment; dregs
- a thin mortar used to fill chinks, as between tiles
- a fine plaster for finishing surfaces
Origin of groutMiddle English from Old English grut, residue of malt liquor, fine meal, akin to greot, grit
- a. A thin mortar used to fill cracks and crevices in masonry.b. A thin plaster for finishing walls and ceilings.
- often grouts Chiefly British Sediment; lees.
transitive verbgrout·ed, grout·ing, grouts
Origin of groutMiddle English grain used for making malt, mud from Old English grūt coarse meal
(countable and uncountable, plural grouts)
(third-person singular simple present grouts, present participle grouting, simple past and past participle grouted)
- To insert mortar between tiles.
- I spent the whole afternoon grouting the kitchen floor.