: being such completely at all times, in every way, or from every point of view <an out–and–out fraud>
First Known Use of OUT-AND-OUT
Related to OUT-AND-OUT
- all-out, arrant, blank, blooming [chiefly British], bodacious [Southern & Midland], categorical (also categoric), clean, complete, consummate, cotton-picking, crashing, damn, damned, dead, deadly, definite, downright, dreadful, fair, flat, flat-out, out-and-out, outright, perfect, plumb, profound, pure, rank, regular, sheer, simple, stark, stone, straight-out, thorough, thoroughgoing, total, unadulterated, unalloyed, unconditional, unmitigated, unqualified, utter, very
Seen & 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).