Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) an opening that allows the passage of liquids or grain
  2. (verb, communication) talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner
  3. (verb, motion) gush forth in a sudden stream or jet

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Synonyms of Spout

gush, jabber, mouth off, rabbit on, rant, rave, spirt, spurt

Alternate forms of Spout

Derivations: spout, spouter

Hyponyms: blow, gargoyle, nose, nozzle, pump, whoosh

Hypernyms: mouth, opening, pour, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize

Origin of the word Spout

  1. early 14c., related to M.Du. spoiten "to spout," N.Fris. sp?tji "spout, squirt," Swed. sputa "to spout," and probably M.Du. spuwen "to spit" (see spew). Meaning "to talk, declaim" is recorded from 1610s. The noun is first recorded late 14c. It was the slang term for the lift in a pawnbroker's shop, up which articles were taken for storage, hence fig.… more

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