bulky in figure; heavily built; corpulent; thickset; fat:She is getting too stout for her dresses.
bold, brave, or dauntless:a stout heart; stout fellows.
firm; stubborn; resolute:stout resistance.
forceful; vigorous:a stout argument; a stout wind.
strong of body; hearty; sturdy:stout seamen.
having endurance or staying power, as a horse.
strong in substance or body, as a beverage.
strong and thick or heavy:a stout cudgel.
Winea dark, sweet brew made of roasted malt and having a higher percentage of hops than porter.
porter of extra strength.
a stout person.
Clothinga garment size designed for a stout man.
Clothinga garment, as a suit or overcoat, in this size.
Gmc; compare Middle Dutch stout bold, Middle Low German stolt, Middle High German stolz proud
Old French estout bold, proud
Middle English (adjective, adjectival) 1250–1300
1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged portly, fleshy. Stout,fat,plump imply corpulence of body. Stout describes a heavily built but usually strong and healthy body:a handsome stout lady.Fat, an informal word with unpleasant connotations, suggests an unbecoming fleshy stoutness; it may, however, apply also to a hearty fun-loving type of stout person:a fat old man; fat and jolly.Plump connotes a pleasing roundness and is often used as a complimentary or euphemistic equivalent for stout, fleshy, etc.:a plump figure attractively dressed.