(also dowt) chiefly Scottish
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.
Early 16th century (as a verb): contraction of do out. The noun dates from the 1940s.
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Line breaks: dout
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