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v. pout·ed, pout·ing, pouts
1. To exhibit displeasure or disappointment; sulk.
2. To protrude the lips in an expression of displeasure or sulkiness.
3. To project or protrude: The child's lips pouted.
1. To push out or protrude (the lips).
2. To utter or express with a pout.
1. A protrusion of the lips, especially as an expression of sullen discontent.
2. often pouts A fit of petulant sulkiness: sat around in the house in a pout; had the pouts.
[Middle English pouten, perhaps of Scandinavian origin.]
n. pl. pout or pouts
Any of various freshwater or marine fishes having a large head, especially an eelpout or a bullhead.
[Middle English *poute, from Old English -pūte (as in ǣlepūte, eelpout).]
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adj. pout•i•er, pout•i•est.
inclined to pout; sulky.
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