When I hear the word stalwart, the first thing that comes to mind is a stall – as in stopping something – and wart – smooth growths of skin normally found on a witch’s nose. Together stalwart makes me think it means stalling the growth of a wart… but in no way is that the actual meaning.
Stalwart actually means: a loyal, reliable, and hardworking supporter or participant in an organization or team (Thanks Google).
That’s why I had to share this word today on WWW because of how two words meaning completely different things can be put together to make a word that means something completely different. This is why I love the English language. XD
Stalwart used in a sentence:
The band was surrounded by their stalwart fans.
The farmer carried a sack of potatoes on his stalwart shoulders.