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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: estout

stout

1 adjective
     
stout1
1 fairly fat and heavy, or having a thick body:
a short, stout man
2 literary strong and thick [= sturdy]:
a stout pair of shoes
3 formal brave and determined
stout defence/support/resistance
He put up a stout defence in court.
stoutly adverb:
She stoutly denied the rumours.
stoutness noun [uncountable]

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