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dout

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Pronunciation: /daʊt
 
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(also dowt) chiefly Scottish

Definition of dout in English:

verb

[with object]
Extinguish (a fire or light): he sent her and Peter back to dout the fire
More example sentences
  • Well they douted the light and they said goodnight to the landlord then they made their way home.

noun

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A cigarette end: he inserts the dout off-centre between his lips
More example sentences
  • He shuffled his way around the streets dragging his right leg behind him, a bit like "the mummy" in the old movies, puffing away at a dowt he had picked up in the gutter and wearing a cloth cap and raggy clothes.

Origin

early 16th century (as a verb): contraction of do out. The noun dates from the 1940s.

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