bob stout

Stout

[stout]
noun
1.
Rex (Todhunter) [tod-huhn-ter] , 1886–1975, U.S. detective novelist.
2.
Robert, 1844–1930, New Zealand jurist and statesman: prime minister 1884–87.
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stout (staʊt)
 
adj
1.  solidly built or corpulent
2.  (prenominal) resolute or valiant: stout fellow
3.  strong, substantial, and robust
4.  a stout heart courage; resolution
 
n
5.  strong porter highly flavoured with malt
 
[C14: from Old French estout bold, of Germanic origin; related to Middle High German stolz proud, Middle Dutch stolt brave]
 
'stoutish
 
adj
 
'stoutly
 
adv
 
'stoutness
 
n

Stout (staʊt)
 
n
Sir Robert. 1844--1930, New Zealand statesman, born in Scotland: prime minister of New Zealand (1884--87)

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stout
c.1300, "proud, valiant, strong," from O.Fr. estout "brave, fierce, proud," earlier estolt "strong," from W.Gmc. *stult- "proud, stately" (cf. M.L.G. stolt "stately, proud," Ger. stolz "proud, haughty, arrogant, stately"), from PIE base *stel- "to put, stand." Meaning "strong in body, powerfully built"
is attested from c.1386, but has been displaced by the (often 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.
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