Etymology 1



Obsolete spelling of doubt.

Etymology 2


dout (third-person singular simple present douts, present participle douting, simple past and past participle douted)

(transitive, dialectal or obsolete) To put out; quench; extinguish; douse.

Source: Wiktionary

Dout, v. t. Etym: [Do + out. Cf. Doff.]

Definition: To put out. [Obs.] "It douts the light." Sylvester.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


Word of the Day

5 February 2023


(adjective) (of societies or families) having a female as the family head or having descent traced through the female line

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Coffee Trivia

Coffee dates back to the 9th century. Goat herders in Ethiopia noticed their goats seem to be “dancing” after eating berries from a particular shrub. They reported it to the local monastery, and a monk made a drink out of it. The monk found out he felt energized and kept him awake at night. That’s how the first coffee drink was born.

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