from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To exhibit displeasure or disappointment; sulk.
- intransitive v. To protrude the lips in an expression of displeasure or sulkiness.
- intransitive v. To project or protrude.
- transitive v. To push out or protrude (the lips).
- transitive v. To utter or express with a pout.
- n. A protrusion of the lips, especially as an expression of sullen discontent.
- n. A fit of petulant sulkiness. Often used in the plural with the.
- n. Any of various freshwater or marine fishes, especially an eelpout or hornpout.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One's facial expression when pouting.
- n. A fit of sulking or sullenness.
- v. To push out one's lips.
- v. To be or pretend to be ill-tempered; to sulk.
- v. To say while pouting.
- n. Shortened name of various fishes such as the hornpout (Ameiurus nebulosus, the brown bullhead), the pouting (Trisopterus luscus) and the eelpouts (Zoarcidae).
- n. Alternative form of poult.
- v. To shoot poults.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The young of some birds, as grouse; a young fowl.
- intransitive v. To shoot pouts.
- intransitive v. To thrust out the lips, as in sullenness or displeasure; hence, to look sullen.
- intransitive v. To protrude.
- n. A sullen protrusion of the lips; a fit of sullenness.
- n. The European whiting pout or bib.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of several fishes which have swollen or inflated parts.
- n. An eel-pout.
- n. The bib or blens, Gadus luscus; the whiting-cod: more fully called whiting-pout.
- n. In the United States, a kind of catfish, Amiurus catus, and others of this genus; a horn-pout.
- To fish or spear for pouts.
- To thrust out the lips, as in displeasure or sullenness; hence, to look sullen.
- To swell out; be plump and prominent: as, pouting lips; pouting clusters of grapes.
- To puff out or swell up the breast, as a pigeon. See pouter, 2.
- To thrust out; protrude.
- n. A protrusion of the lips as in pouting; hence, a fit of sullenness or displeasure: as, she has the pouts.
- n. A pouter pigeon. See pouter, 2.
- n. A young fowl or bird: same as poult.
- n. Figuratively, a young girl; a sweetheart.
- To go gunning for young grouse or partridges.
- n. In coal-mining, a tool used for knocking out timbers in the workings.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make a sad face and thrust out one's lower lip
- n. a disdainful grimace
- n. catfish common in eastern United States
- n. marine eellike mostly bottom-dwelling fishes of northern seas
- v. be in a huff and display one's displeasure
Middle English pouten, perhaps of Scandinavian origin.
Middle English *poute, from Old English -pūte (as in ǣlepūte, eelpout).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English pouten, probably from Scandinavian (compare Norwegian pute ("pillow, cushion"), Swedish dial. puta ("to be puffed out"), Danish pude ("pillow, cushion")), from Proto-Germanic *pūto (“swollen”) (compare English eelpout, Dutch puit, Low German puddig ("inflated")), from Proto-Indo-European *bu- (“to swell”) (compare Sanskrit bubble (budbuda)). (Wiktionary)
From Old English pūte as in aelepūte, from Indo-European root beu having a meaning associated with the notion "to swell". (Wiktionary)