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stout

adjective uk   /staʊt/ us  

stout adjective (PERSON)

(especially of older people) quite fat and solid-looking, especially around the waist: Mrs Blower was the rather stout lady with the glasses.

stout adjective (OBJECT)

approving Stout objects are strongly made from thick, strong materials: I've bought myself a pair of good stout boots for hiking.

stout adjective (CHARACTER)

[before noun] literary strong and determined: He needed a stout heart and nerves of steel.

stout

noun [U] uk   /staʊt/ us  
a dark, bitter type of beer
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