- Stout means bulky in figure or shape.
An example of stout is a short and fat beer mug.
- The definition of a stout is a dark and sweet type of beer that has a high percentage of hops.
An example of stout is Guinness.
- courageous; brave; undaunted
- strong in body; sturdy
- strong in construction; firm; substantial: a stout wall
- powerful; forceful
- fat; thickset; corpulent
Origin of stoutMiddle English from Old French estout, bold, probably from Frankish stolt, proud, bold, akin to Middle Dutch stelte, stilt
- a fat person
- a garment in a size for a fat man
- a dark-brown beer like porter, but heavier and sweeter and containing a higher percentage of hops
- a. Bulky in figure; thickset or corpulent. See Synonyms at fat.b. Strong in body; sturdy: added a stout defensive end to improve the front line.c. Thick or strong in structure or substance; solid or substantial: “They met a stout barrier of old farm-carts upturned” ( J.R.R. Tolkien )
- a. Having or marked by boldness or determination; resolute: stout of heart.b. Stubborn or uncompromising: put up stout resistance to the proposal.
- Having a strong flavor: a cup of stout coffee.
- a. A thickset or corpulent person.b. A garment size for a large or heavy figure.
- A very dark ale or lager beer.
Origin of stoutMiddle English from Old French estout of Germanic origin ; see stel- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative stouter, superlative stoutest)
- large; bulky, thickset; corpulent, fat.
- He lost the character of a bold, stout, magnanimous man.
- The lords all stand / To clear their cause, most resolutely stout.
- Commonly [...] they that be rich are lofty and stout.
- firm; resolute; dauntless.
- materially strong, enduring.
- Campers prefer stout vessels, sticks and cloth.
Stout on Wikipedia.
From Middle English stout, from Old French estout (“brave, fierce, proud") (Modern French dialectal stout (“proud")), earlier estolt (“strong"), from Proto-Germanic *stultaz (“proud, stately, stiff"), from Proto-Germanic *stil-, *stal-, *stul- (“to be solid, stationary, firm, stiff"), from Proto-Indo-European *stel- (“to put, stand"); cognate with Dutch stout (“stout, bold, rash"), Low German stolt (“stately, proud"), German stolz (“proud, haughty, arrogant, stately"), Old Norse stoltr (“proud") (Danish stolt (“proud"), Icelandic stoltur (“proud")). Meaning "strong in body, powerfully built" is attested from c.1386, but has been to a large extent displaced by the euphemistic meaning "thick-bodied, fat and large," which is first recorded 1804. Original sense preserved in stout-hearted (1552). The noun "strong, dark-brown beer" is first recorded 1677, from the adjective.