pouter


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pout·er

 (pou′tər)
n.
1. One that pouts.
2. Any of several breeds of domestic pigeon capable of distending the crop until the breast becomes puffed out.

pouter

(ˈpaʊtə)
n
1. a person or thing that pouts
2. (Breeds) a breed of domestic pigeon with a large crop capable of being greatly puffed out

pout•er

(ˈpaʊ tər)

n.
1. a person who pouts.
2. one of a breed of domestic pigeons characterized by a distensible crop.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pouter - someone with a habitually sullen or gloomy expression
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
unwelcome person, persona non grata - a person who for some reason is not wanted or welcome
2.pouter - one of a breed of pigeon that enlarge their crop until their breast is puffed outpouter - one of a breed of pigeon that enlarge their crop until their breast is puffed out
pigeon - wild and domesticated birds having a heavy body and short legs
References in classic literature ?
It was long, for it was full of extremely elaborate incidents, which led on to a discussion of the principles on which morality is founded, and thus to several very interesting matters, which even in this ballroom had to be discussed in a whisper, lest one of the pouter pigeon ladies or resplendent merchants should overhear them, and proceed to demand that they should leave the place.
The pouter has a much elongated body, wings, and legs; and its enormously developed crop, which it glories in inflating, may well excite astonishment and even laughter.
Moreover, I do not believe that any ornithologist would place the English carrier, the short-faced tumbler, the runt, the barb, pouter, and fantail in the same genus; more especially as in each of these breeds several truly-inherited sub-breeds, or species as he might have called them, could be shown him.
If the several breeds are not varieties, and have not proceeded from the rock-pigeon, they must have descended from at least seven or eight aboriginal stocks; for it is impossible to make the present domestic breeds by the crossing of any lesser number: how, for instance, could a pouter be produced by crossing two breeds unless one of the parent-stocks possessed the characteristic enormous crop?
The wheeling and circling flights of runts, fantails, tumblers, and pouters, were perhaps not quite consistent with the grave and sober character of the building, but the monotonous cooing, which never ceased to be raised by some among them all day long, suited it exactly, and seemed to lull it to rest.
Witness this statement from the ex-Pittsburgh pouter when asked what he wants to see out of the running game in the postseason.
David Lai, The United States and China Pouter Transition (Carlisle, PA: US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, 2011), puts the US-China power transition and its related conflicts in the Asia Pacific in perspective.
Fletcher, Lecture, Congressional Pouter over the Jurisdiction of Federal Courts: The Meaning of the Word "All" in Article III, 59 DUKE L.
The 43-year-old professional pouter is now in a relationship with blonde society model Federica Amati.
who's more intelligent: TOWIE star Joey Essex or professional pouter Helen Flanagan?
And the English pouter and Brunner pouter are closely related, yet the former has foot feathers and the latter does not.
Puffing pouter, William Kean Seymour, took the huff because she would not dally.