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    stout, a. and adv.


    (staʊt)


    Forms: 3–4 stute, 3–7 stoute, 4 stut, 4–7 stowt(e, 5 Sc. stult, 5–6 stought, 7 stoutt, 4– stout.


    [a. OF. estout (NE. dial. stout), earlier estolt, estult, brave, fierce, proud; of Teut. origin: cf. OFris. stult proud, MLG. stolt stately, proud, (M)Du. stout proud, OHG., MHG., mod.G. stolz proud (in MHG. also foolish):—WGer. *stulta-. The ON. stollz is from HG., and the later ON. stolt-r (= MSw. stolt-er, Sw., Da. stolt) from LG.
    According to some scholars the WGer. word is an adoption (with remarkable development of meaning) of L. stultus foolish. Others regard it as native Teut., from *stult ablaut-var. of *stelt- (? to walk stiffly): see stilt n.]


    A.A adj. I.A.I Proud, fierce, brave, resolute.


    †1.A.I.1 a.A.I.1.a Proud, haughty, arrogant. Often coupled with proud. to make it stout: to swagger. Obs.


    †b.A.I.1.b Stately, magnificent, splendid. Obs.


    †2.A.I.2 a.A.I.2.a Fierce, furious. Obs.


    †b.A.I.2.b Formidable, menacing; terrible in appearance. Obs.


    †c.A.I.2.c Of pain: Severe. Obs.


    3. a.A.I.3.a Valiant, brave; undaunted and vigorous in conflict or resistance. Also, stout fellow: see fellow n. 9 a. Now somewhat arch. (chiefly attrib. of soldiers).


    †b.A.I.3.b Hardy, strong in endurance. Obs.


    c.A.I.3.c Of courage, the ‘heart’, etc.: Undismayed.


    d.A.I.3.d Of a conflict, assault, or resistance: Vigorous.


    †e.A.I.3.e Strenuous, energetic. Obs.


    †4.A.I.4 a.A.I.4.a Of persons: Firm in resolve, unyielding, determined. Obs. exc. as in d.


    †b.A.I.4.b In bad sense: Obstinate, intractable, stubborn, rebellious. Obs.


    c.A.I.4.c Of utterances or demeanour: Resolute, defiant. arch.


    d.A.I.4.d Of a partisan, an advocate, an enemy: Uncompromising.


    5. a.A.I.5.a Of a fox: Capable of long runs; enduring.


    b.A.I.5.b Of a horse: Characterized by endurance or staying power: contrasted with speedy. Hence stout blood.


    II.A.II Physical senses.


    6. a.A.II.6.a Strong in body; of powerful build. Now only U.S. dial.


    b.A.II.6.b In robust health, ‘strong’, esp. with reference to recovery from illness. Obs. exc. Sc.


    7.A.II.7 With reference to intensity or force. †a.A.II.7.a Of a wind: Strong. Obs.


    †b.A.II.7.b Of sound: Strong, harsh. Obs.


    c.A.II.7.c Path. Of a heart-beat: Strong.


    8. a.A.II.8.a Of buildings, rocks, trees, etc.: Capable of defying attack; strong.


    b.A.II.8.b Of a ship: Strongly built; capable of bearing rough weather.


    c.A.II.8.c Of a machine: Durably constructed, strong.


    9.A.II.9 Of plants and their parts: Strong in growth; thick, not slender.


    †10.A.II.10 Of soil: ? Firm, not boggy. Obs.


    †11.A.II.11 Of liquor: Having ‘body’ or density. Chiefly of ale or beer: cf. stout n.2 Obs.


    12. a.A.II.12.a Of persons: Thick in the body, not lean or slender; usually in unfavourable sense, inclined to corpulence; often euphemistically = corpulent, fat.


    b.A.II.12.b Of animals, their limbs or parts: Thick, massive. Of certain moths: Thick in the body. stout dart: the moth Agrotis ravida.


    c.A.II.12.c stout party, a fat person (humorously). Esp. in catch-phrase collapse of stout party (see quot. 1975).


    13. a.A.II.13.a Of a material object or substance: So thick as to be strong or rigid.


    b.A.II.13.b Of bacon: see quot. 1905.


    III. 14.A.III.14 Comb., as stout-looking adj.; also in many parasynthetic derivatives, as stout-armed, stout-bodied, stout-limbed, stout-minded, stout-sided, stout-soled, stout-winged, stout-worded adjs.; †stout-stomached a., high-spirited, obstinate. Also stout-hearted a.


    B.B adv. a.B.a = stoutly adv. Now rare. †to bear oneself stout: to behave haughtily or defiantly.


    b.B.b Comb. with pa. pples.
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    'coulda just said, "Strong or Sturdy"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baatfam View Post
    'coulda just said, "Strong or Sturdy"
    coulda


    (ˈkʊdə)


    colloq. shortening of (I) could have.


    1925 Dreiser Amer. Tragedy I. i. xii. 83, I coulda chucked my job. 1952 B. Malamud The Natural 91 My niece said you coulda wanted it to happen. 1966 ‘G. Douglas’ Odd Woman Out ii. 16, I only said I thought as I did. Coulda bin dreaming. 1966 J. Wainwright Crystallised Carbon Pig xi. 54, I coulda tamed him this afternoon.
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    Someone has toooooooo much time on their hands.
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    Aha in that case Thank You
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    There is some progress
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