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.

Primary Meanings of pout

be in a huff and display one's displeasure
a disdainful grimace
marine eellike mostly bottom-dwelling fishes of northern seas
Full Definitions of pout

v be in a huff and display one's displeasure

“She is pouting because she didn't get what she wanted”
brood, sulk
brood, grizzle, stew
be in a huff; be silent or sullen

v make a sad face and thrust out one's lower lip

“The girl pouted
mop, mow
Type of:
grimace, make a face, pull a face
contort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional state

n a disdainful grimace

moue, wry face
Type of:
face, grimace
a contorted facial expression

n marine eellike mostly bottom-dwelling fishes of northern seas

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

n catfish common in eastern United States

Ameiurus Melas, horned pout, hornpout
Type of:
bullhead, bullhead catfish
any of several common freshwater catfishes of the United States

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