Gout Definition

gout
gouts
noun
gouts
A hereditary form of recurrent, acute arthritis with swelling and severe pain, characterized by an excess of uric acid in the blood and deposits of uric acid salts, usually in the joints of the feet and hands, esp. in the big toe.
Webster's New World
A large splash, clot, glob, etc.
Webster's New World

(usually followed by of) A spurt or splotch.

Wiktionary

(rare) A disease of wheat and cornstalks, caused by insect larvae.

Wiktionary
Synonyms:
urarthritisgouty-arthritisketosisgalactosemiaalkalosispku

Other Word Forms of Gout

Noun

Singular:
gout
Plural:
gouts

Origin of Gout

  • Middle English goute from Old French drop, gout from Medieval Latin gutta from Latin drop (from the belief that gout was caused by drops of morbid humors)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old French gote, gute, from Latin gutta (“drop”)

    From Wiktionary

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