When something doesn’t go your way and you get annoyed about it, that’s a pout. And when you let the world know about it by thrusting out your lower lip, you are pouting. Get over it.

When you pout, you’re expressing annoyance or displeasure. It’s a sulky kind of gesture, one that involves a facial expression more than words — in fact, a pout is often accompanied by a moody silence. The verb form of pout describes the action, and the noun form describes the facial expression. Maybe it's not a coincidence that a pout is also a type of fish. Pouting faces are a bit fish-like in their expressions.

Definitions of pout
  1. verb
    be in a huff and display one's displeasure
    “She is pouting because she didn't get what she wanted”
    synonyms: brood, sulk
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    brood, grizzle, stew
    be in a huff; be silent or sullen
  2. verb
    make a sad face and thrust out one's lower lip
    “The girl pouted
    synonyms: mop, mow
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    type of:
    grimace, make a face, pull a face
    contort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional state
  3. noun
    a disdainful grimace
    synonyms: moue, wry face
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    type of:
    face, grimace
    a contorted facial expression
  4. noun
    marine eellike mostly bottom-dwelling fishes of northern seas
    synonyms: eelpout
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    Zoarces viviparus, viviparous eelpout
    an eelpout of northern Europe that is viviparous
    Gymnelis viridis, fish doctor
    brightly colored scaleless Arctic eelpout
    Macrozoarces americanus, ocean pout
    common along northeastern coast of North America
    type of:
    blennioid, blennioid fish
    elongated mostly scaleless marine fishes with large pectoral fins and reduced pelvic fins
  5. noun
    catfish common in eastern United States
    synonyms: Ameiurus Melas, horned pout, hornpout
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    type of:
    bullhead, bullhead catfish
    any of several common freshwater catfishes of the United States
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