gout NOUN 1) a disease in which defective metabolism of uric acid causes arthritis, especially in the smaller bones of the feet. 2) literary a drop or spot.
DERIVATIVES gouty adjective.
ORIGIN Latin gutta 'drop' (because gout was believed to be caused by the dropping of diseased matter from the blood into the joints).

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  • Gouty — Gout y, a. 1. Diseased with, or subject to, the gout; as, a gouty person; a gouty joint. [1913 Webster] 2. Pertaining to the gout. Gouty matter. Blackmore. [1913 Webster] 3. Swollen, as if from gout. Derham. [1913 Webster] 4. Boggy; as, gouty… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gouty — late 14c., from GOUT (Cf. gout) + Y (Cf. y) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • gouty — [gout′ē] adj. goutier, goutiest 1. having, or tending to have, gout 2. of or like gout 3. resulting from or causing gout 4. swollen with gout goutily adv. goutiness n …   English World dictionary

  • gouty — Relating to or characteristic of gout. * * * gouty gau̇t ē adj 1) diseased with gout <a gouty person> 2) of, characteristic of, or caused by gout <a gouty paroxysm> <gouty concretions> 3) causing or tending to induce gout… …   Medical dictionary

  • gouty — adjective Suffering from gout. When days and years proclaim you’re old   A dottle, cripple, gouty fellow,Then for support you can lay hold O’ the upright of your umberella<! [sic] …   Wiktionary

  • gouty — adjective see gout …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gouty — goutily, adv. goutiness, n. /gow tee/, adj., goutier, goutiest. 1. pertaining to or of the nature of gout. 2. causing gout. 3. diseased with or subject to gout. 4. swollen as if from gout. [1375 1425; late ME; see GOUT, Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • gouty — gout·y || gaÊŠtɪ adj. suffering from gout (disease characterized by inflammation of the joints) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gouty — a. Podagric, podagrical …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • gouty — gout•y [[t]ˈgaʊ ti[/t]] adj. gout•i•er, gout•i•est 1) pertaining to or of the nature of gout 2) causing gout 3) having or subject to gout 4) swollen as if from gout • Etymology: 1375–1425 gout′i•ly, adv. gout′i•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

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