—adj. 1. bulky in figure; heavily built; corpulent; thickset; fat: She is getting too stout for her dresses. 2. bold, brave, or dauntless: a stout heart; stout fellows. 3. firm; stubborn; resolute: stout resistance. 4. forceful; vigorous: a stout argument; a stout wind. 5. strong of body; hearty; sturdy: stout seamen. 6. having endurance or staying power, as a horse.
7. strong in substance or body, as a beverage.
8. strong and thick or heavy: a stout cudgel.
—n. 1. a dark, sweet brew made of roasted malt and having a higher percentage of hops than porter.
2. porter of extra strength.
3. a stout person.
4. a garment size designed for a stout man.
5. a garment, as a suit or overcoat, in this size.
Pronunciation: (stout),[key] —n. 1. Rex (Tod•hun•ter) Pronunciation: (tod'hun"tur),[key] 1886–1975, U.S. detective novelist.
2. Robert, 1844–1930, New Zealand jurist and statesman: prime minister 1884–87.