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outsize

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noun out·size \ˈau̇t-ˌsīz\

Definition of outsize

  1. :  an unusual size; especially :  a size larger than the standard




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outsize

adjective out·size \-ˌsīzd\

Simple Definition of outsize

  • : very large in size

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of outsize

  1. 1 :  unusually large or heavy

  2. 2 :  exaggerated or extravagant in size or degree

Examples of outsize in a sentence

  1. <an outsize cat who weighs 25 pounds>

  2. <she likes to make dramatic appearances wearing her trademark outsize sunglasses>



1880

First Known Use of outsize

1880

Variants of outsize

also outsized play \-ˌsīzd\

OUTSIZE Defined for Kids

outsize

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adjective out·size \ˈau̇t-ˌsīz\

Definition of outsize for Students

  1. :  unusually large




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