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outing

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noun out·ing \ˈau̇-tiŋ\

Simple Definition of outing

  • : a brief trip that people take for fun usually as a group

  • : a time when an athlete (such as a baseball pitcher) competes in a game or contest

  • : an act of telling the public that a person is homosexual when that person does not want the public to know

Full Definition of outing

  1. 1 :  a brief usually outdoor pleasure trip

  2. 2 :  an athletic competition or race; also :  an appearance therein

  3. 3 :  a usually public presentation or appearance (as in a particular role) <her first outing as a novelist>

  4. 4 :  the public disclosure of the covert homosexuality of a prominent person especially by homosexual activists

Examples of outing

  1. We went on a backpacking outing.

  2. the outing of a famous actor by gay activists

  3. the outing of a secret agent



1821

First Known Use of outing

1821

Rhymes with outing


OUTING Defined for Kids

outing

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noun out·ing \ˈau̇-tiŋ\

Definition of outing

  1. :  a brief usually outdoor trip for pleasure <We went on an outing to the beach.>





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