There are 2 definitions of pout in English:

pout1

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Pronunciation: /paʊt
 
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verb

[no object]
  • Push one’s lips or one’s bottom lip forward as an expression of petulant annoyance or in order to make oneself look sexually attractive: she lounged on the steps, pouting (as adjective pouting) pouting actresses [with object]: he shrugged and pouted his lips
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    • Joe, not quite understanding the message, pouts.
    • It's a sad day when a politician loses his mind and pouts and cries like a spoiled little eight year old brat because he didn't get it the way he wanted.
    • I introduce myself to the lady now seated on the other side of my computer, who plonks herself down on the table next to me and pouts.
    Synonyms
    look petulant, pull a face, look sulky, purse one's lips, make a moue, turn the corners of one's mouth down; scowl, glower, sulk
    rare mop and mow

noun

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  • A pouting expression: his lower lip protruded in a sulky pout
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    • He whines pitifully, a pout forming his expression.
    • Once she let him go, her expression faded into a pout.
    • It was accompanied by a photograph of him walking across the pitch with a serious expression and a pout that made him look like Donald Duck.
    Synonyms
    petulant expression, sulky expression, moue, face, scowl, glower

Derivatives

poutingly

adverb
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  • The young woman stared poutingly at him and the door.
  • James looked poutingly at Ron through the rearview mirror and Ron shrugged, looking equally upset.
  • Having regained her composure, she poutingly asked why I had not said that in the first place.

pouty

adjective (poutier, poutiest)
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  • I have politely declined invitations to parties, and with pouty lips and a grumpy expression, I shall be retiring to my bedchamber at a sensible hour.
  • He had seated himself in a chair as far away from mine as he could get, with a sullen, pouty expression on his face.
  • Look at those soft, innocent, inviting eyes, those pouty pillowy lips.

Origin

Middle English (as a verb): perhaps from the base of Swedish dialect puta 'be inflated'. Compare with pout2.

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There are 2 definitions of pout in English:

pout2

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Pronunciation: /paʊt
 
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noun

  • 2 North American term for eelpout.
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    • It also attracts additional dogfish, flounders, rockling, pout and school bass and makes for a busy session.
    • A small inshore member of the cod family, the pouting is one of the most common fish around the British coast and can make up a large percentage of angler catches.
    • There is nothing worse than a pouting that's been asleep all day in a plastic bag, or a mackerel that's been slipped down someone's gumboot.

Origin

Old English pūta (only in ǣlepūta 'eelpout'); related to Dutch puit 'frog, chub', puitaal 'eelpout', and perhaps to pout1.

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