Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

out–and–out

play
adjective \ˌau̇t-ən(d)-ˈau̇t\

Simple Definition of out–and–out

  • —used to emphasize a description

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of out–and–out

  1. :  being such completely at all times, in every way, or from every point of view <an out–and–out fraud>


OUT–AND–OUT Defined for Kids

out–and–out

play
adjective \ˌau̇t-ən-ˈau̇t\

Definition of out–and–out for Students

  1. :  thorough 1, total <That's an out-and-out lie!>




Learn More about out–and–out


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up out–and–out? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a smart aleck

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image567572573

Which of these is a synonym of unctuous?

oily prompt angry maudlin
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ