spouter


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spout

 (spout)
v. spout·ed, spout·ing, spouts
v.intr.
1. To gush forth in a rapid stream or in spurts: Water spouted from the faucet.
2. To discharge a liquid or other substance continuously or in spurts: whales spouting offshore.
3. To speak in a wordy, dull, or pompous manner: spouted on about how well-made the building was.
v.tr.
1. To discharge (a flowing or spurting liquid); release: The statue's mouth spouted water.
2. To utter in a wordy, dull, or pompous manner: spouted statistics to prove his point.
3. Chiefly British To pawn.
n.
1. A tube, lip, or hole through which liquid is released or discharged: the spout of a teapot.
2. A continuous stream of liquid.
3. The burst of spray from the blowhole of a whale.
4. Chiefly British A pawnshop.
Idiom:
up the spout Chiefly British Slang
1. Pawned.
2. In difficulty.
3. Pregnant.

[Middle English spouten, ultimately of imitative origin.]

spout′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spouter - an obnoxious and foolish and loquacious talkerspouter - an obnoxious and foolish and loquacious talker
speaker, talker, verbaliser, verbalizer, utterer - someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous); "the speaker at commencement"; "an utterer of useful maxims"
2.spouter - an oil well that is spouting
oil well, oiler - a well that yields or has yielded oil
3.spouter - a spouting whale
whale - any of the larger cetacean mammals having a streamlined body and breathing through a blowhole on the head
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Let us scrape the ice from our frosted feet, and see what sort of a place this Spouter may be.
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It was when Richard Brooks, that puffed-up, preening peacock and goobledegook spouter of fluent jargonese, got told, somewhat forthrightly, that he talked nothing but bulls***.
It means we must endure dispensable cack, like everyone singing along to the Rainbow theme; Ricky Wilson performing Orville the Duck's I Wish I Could Fly for food-metaphor spouter Will.
Synge was accused of resuscitating this taunt against Parnell's erstwhile Catholic supporters (an accusation supported by the caricature of Shawn Keogh as a dupe of the clergy and a spouter of Catholic pieties).
Even Sky Sport News, that voracious gobbler and spouter of even the most inane piece of football talk, can only find a camouflaged goalkeeper''s jersey to talk about.
Because you are no doubt a walking, talking 2A spouter, strong and decisive when it comes to your rights (yep, just kiddin' - I know you're not, just as you know you're not - really .
5) Whitman also bundled together late in life a set of poems that he deemed "favorite" pieces for "spouting," and, pointing to the package of poems sitting on a chair, told Traubel, "I was a great spouter in my early days--even later on--had my favorite pieces--these among them" (WWWC, 5:463).
As if to compound the situation, he has locked horns with Delphine, a spouter of French post-modernist jargon.
award (Pathetic, Imbecilic, Slating Here) is awarded to the spouter of this snide rant on the merits of Amanda Holden.