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Pouter   /pˈaʊtər/   Listen
Pouter

noun
1.
Someone with a habitually sullen or gloomy expression.  Synonyms: gloomy Gus, picklepuss, sourpuss.
2.
One of a breed of pigeon that enlarge their crop until their breast is puffed out.  Synonym: pouter pigeon.






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"Pouter" Quotes from Famous Books



... out and picked you up. I got some of the boys to take you home after I knew that you weren't really booked for 'The Better Land.' Then I went back to lick the stuffing out of Rob Roy. He was in there, grinning and throwing out his chest like a pouter pigeon." ...
— The Spoilers of the Valley • Robert Watson



Words linked to "Pouter" :   gloomy Gus, pigeon, unwelcome person, picklepuss, pouter pigeon, persona non grata, colloquialism, pout



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