Definition of dout in English:

dout

(also dowt)

verb

[with object]
  • Extinguish (a fire or light)

    ‘he sent her and Peter back to dout the fire’
    • ‘Well they douted the light and they said goodnight to the landlord then they made their way home.’
    douse, put out, quench, stamp out, smother, beat out, dampen down

noun

  • A cigarette end.

    ‘he inserts the dout off-centre between his lips’
    • ‘He shuffled his way around the streets dragging his right leg behind him, a bit like "the mummy" in the old movies, puffing away at a dowt he had picked up in the gutter and wearing a cloth cap and raggy clothes.’

Origin

Early 16th century (as a verb): contraction of do out. The noun dates from the 1940s.

Pronunciation

dout

/daʊt/