As nouns the difference between souter and douter
is that souter
is (scotland|northern england) a shoemaker or cobbler while douter
is (obsolete) an extinguisher for candles.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(Scotland, northern England) A shoemaker or cobbler.
*1932 , (Lewis Grassic Gibbon), Sunset Song'', Polygon 2006 (''A Scots Quair ), p. 31:
*:He was a shoemaker, the creature, and called himself the Sutor , an old-fashioned name that folk laughed at.