Stalwart Definition

stôlwərt
stalwarts
adjective
Strong and well-built; sturdy; robust.
Webster's New World
Resolute; firm; unyielding.
Webster's New World
Brave; valiant.
Webster's New World
Firmly built.
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noun
stalwarts
A stalwart person.
Webster's New World
One who steadfastly supports an organization or cause.
Party stalwarts.
American Heritage
A person supporting a cause, esp. that of a political party, with firm partisanship.
Webster's New World
One who has a strong build.
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Other Word Forms of Stalwart

Noun

Singular:
stalwart
Plural:
stalwarts

Origin of Stalwart

  • Middle English alteration of stalworth from Old English stǣlwierthe serviceable probably alteration of statholwierthe steadfast stathol foundation staddle weorth valuable wer-2 in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Scots stalwart (= English stalworth). From Middle English stalwurthe, from Old English stÇ£lwierþe (“capable of standing in good stead, serviceable"), from stÇ£l (“fixed position, station") + -wierþe (“-able"). Compare staddle, worth; see also stalwart. More at stalworth.

    From Wiktionary

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