The definition of stalwart is a description for someone who is loyal and strong or for something that is reliable and sturdy.(adjective)
An example of stalwart is a description for a loyal supporter of a cause.
Stalwart is a loyal and reliable supporter.(noun)
An example of a stalwart is someone who has been a long time loyal supporter of a cause.
See stalwart in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME stalworthe < OE stælwyrthe, short for statholwyrthe, firm < stathol, foundation (see staddle) + wyrthe, worth: hence, lit., having a firm foundation
See stalwart in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , alteration of stalworth
Origin: , from Old English stǣlwierthe, serviceable
Origin: , probably alteration of *statholwierthe, steadfast
Origin: : stathol, foundation; see staddle
Origin: + weorth, valuable; see wer-2 in Indo-European roots.
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