outing

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

out·ing

noun \ˈa-tiŋ\

: 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
:  a brief usually outdoor pleasure trip
2
:  an athletic competition or race; also :  an appearance therein
3
:  a usually public presentation or appearance (as in a particular role) <her first outing as a novelist>
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

First Known Use of OUTING

1821

Rhymes with OUTING

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