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Stout

[stout] /staʊt/
noun
1.
Rex (Todhunter)
[tod-huhn-ter] /ˈtɒdˌhʌn tər/ (Show IPA),
1886–1975, U.S. detective novelist.
2.
Robert, 1844–1930, New Zealand jurist and statesman: prime minister 1884–87.
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British Dictionary definitions for r. t. stout

stout

/staʊt/
adjective
1.
solidly built or corpulent
2.
(prenominal) resolute or valiant: stout fellow
3.
strong, substantial, and robust
4.
a stout heart, courage; resolution
noun
5.
strong porter highly flavoured with malt
Derived Forms
stoutish, adjective
stoutly, adverb
stoutness, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Old French estout bold, of Germanic origin; related to Middle High German stolz proud, Middle Dutch stolt brave

Stout

/staʊt/
noun
1.
Sir Robert. 1844–1930, New Zealand statesman, born in Scotland: prime minister of New Zealand (1884–87)
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Word Origin and History for r. t. stout

stout

adj.

c.1300, "proud, valiant, strong," from Old French estout "brave, fierce, proud," earlier estolt "strong," from West Germanic *stult- "proud, stately" (cf. Middle Low German stolt "stately, proud," German stolz "proud, haughty, arrogant, stately"), from PIE root *stel- "to put, stand" (see stall (n.1)). Meaning "strong in body, powerfully built" is attested from late 14c., 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 (1550s).

n.

"strong, dark-brown beer," 1670s, from stout (adj.).

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