“Some bit their lips, some pouted, others cried,” hiding such emotions beneath their round, broad-brimmed hats.
Democrats split over moves to weaken Wall Street reforms, and Republicans pouted over lost leverage.
To his inquiry as to the cause of her sorrow, she pouted, and at first hesitated in her reply.
Rose pouted as if her womanly character had been compromised.
Shyuote had dropped to the ground; the call did not interfere with his sobs; he pouted rather than grieved.
He shrugged and pouted and had fresh recourse to his pomander.
Yet as she faced her reflection, May pouted and put on the look of one aggrieved.
"But we do not think we will come to an agreement," pouted Iris.
Eugene danced on his chair and begged to be of the party; but Harriet pouted, and asked why the "odd boy" could not be sent.
"You suspect me of flirtations with him, of course," she pouted.
early 14c., of uncertain origin, perhaps from Scandinavian (cf. Swedish dialectal puta "to be puffed out"), or Frisian (cf. East Frisian püt "bag, swelling," Low German puddig "swollen"); related via notion of "inflation" to Old English ælepute "fish with inflated parts," and Middle Dutch puyt, Flemish puut "frog," from hypothetical PIE imitative root *beu- suggesting "swelling" (see bull (n.2)). Related: Pouted; pouting. As a noun from 1590s.