eelpout vs pout what difference

what is difference between eelpout and pout

English

Etymology

From Old English ǣlepūte, equivalent to eel +‎ pout.

Noun

eelpout (plural eelpouts)

  1. Any fish of the family Zoarcidae.
  2. (obsolete) A yellow flower of uncertain type, possibly the eel-ware, Ranunculus fluitans.

Synonyms

  • dogfish
  • fish doctor
  • slipskin

Derived terms

  • viviparous eelpout

Translations

Further reading

  • eelpout on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • peel out, peelout


English

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /paʊt/
  • (Canada) IPA(key): /pʌʊt/
  • Rhymes: -aʊt

Etymology 1

From Middle English pouten, probably from Scandinavian (compare Norwegian pute (pillow, cushion), dial. Swedish puta (to be puffed out), Danish pude (pillow, cushion)), from Proto-Germanic *pūto (swollen) (compare English eelpout, Dutch puit, Low German puddig (inflated)), from Proto-Indo-European *bu- (to swell) (compare Sanskrit बुद्बुद (budbuda, bubble)).

Verb

pout (third-person singular simple present pouts, present participle pouting, simple past and past participle pouted)

  1. (intransitive) To push out one’s lips.
  2. (intransitive) To thrust itself outward; to be prominent.
  3. (intransitive) To be or pretend to be ill-tempered; to sulk.
  4. (transitive) To say while pouting.
Derived terms
  • apout
  • pouting (noun)
Synonyms
  • moue
Translations

Noun

pout (plural pouts)

  1. One’s facial expression when pouting.
    • 2008, Vladimir Nabokov, Natasha, written 1924, translated by Dmitri Nabokov
      With a pout, Natasha counted the drops, and her eyelashes kept time.
  2. A fit of sulking or sullenness.
Translations

See also

  • pucker

Etymology 2

From Middle English *poute, from Old English *pūte as in ǣleputa, ǣlepūte (eelpout), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bew- (to swell).

Noun

pout (plural pouts)

  1. (rare) Shortened name of various fishes such as the hornpout (Ameiurus nebulosus, the brown bullhead), the pouting (Trisopterus luscus) and the eelpouts (Zoarcidae).
Derived terms
  • eelpout, eel-pout
  • hornpout

See also

  • pout on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Etymology 3

Noun

pout (plural pouts)

  1. Alternative form of poult

Verb

pout (third-person singular simple present pouts, present participle pouting, simple past and past participle pouted)

  1. (Scotland) To shoot poults.

Anagrams

  • puto, tupo, up to

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