blow·​out | \ ˈblō-ˌau̇t How to pronounce blowout (audio) \

Definition of blowout

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a festive social affair
2 : a bursting of a container (such as a tire) by pressure of the contents on a weak spot
3 : an uncontrolled eruption of an oil or gas well
4 : an easy or one-sided victory
5 : a valley or depression created by the wind in areas of shifting sand or of light cultivated soil
6 : a hairstyle in which the hair is blow-dried while being styled with a round brush As discovered by one Twitter user, however, [Meghan] Markle isn't just the queen of a beautiful blowout. She has rocked natural curls in the past, which has the internet praising "curls in the royal palace."— Summer Arlexis

blow out

blew out; blown out; blowing out; blows out

Definition of blow out (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to extinguish by a gust
2 : to dissipate (itself) by blowing used of storms
3 : to defeat easily
4 : to damage severely she blew out her knee in the race

intransitive verb

1 : to become extinguished by a gust
2 : to erupt out of control used of an oil or gas well

Examples of blowout in a Sentence

Noun The car crashed after one of its tires had a blowout. We had a big blowout to celebrate his promotion. The game was expected to be close but it turned out to be a blowout. Verb blew out a smoke ring and began to tell us a good yarn
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun For Opening Ceremony’s 20th Anniversary blowout, every other song seemed to be from Renaissance (with a few older tracks from Beyoncé’s discography thrown into the mix, as well). André-naquian Wheeler, Vogue, 23 Sep. 2022 Hot on the heels of its 21 Days of Beauty extravaganza, the massive beauty retailer is kicking off another annual blowout: the Fall Haul Event. Jennifer Hussein, Allure, 23 Sep. 2022 However, this endearing tale of human-animal coexistence is threatened when a catastrophic oilfield blowout disrupts the delicate ecosystem and his relationship with the Hoolock Gibbons. Addie Morfoot, Variety, 23 Sep. 2022 Madison Square Garden with a triumphant closing-night blowout. Emily Zemler, Rolling Stone, 22 Sep. 2022 Taking it up a notch, the SKIMS founder styled her platinum blonde hair in a voluminous blowout reminiscent of something Marilyn Monroe would have done. Hedy Phillips, Peoplemag, 22 Sep. 2022 The Bears’ all-time record versus the Texans, including a blowout 36-7 victory in the last meeting in December 2020 at Soldier Field. Dan Wiederer, Chicago Tribune, 22 Sep. 2022 His team is coming off its first loss of the season -- a 41-12 blowout at the hands of Penn State that marked Auburn’s worst home loss in a decade and the team’s fifth consecutive loss to Power 5 competition. Tom Green |, al, 18 Sep. 2022 With another blowout in the books, their scoring margin improved to a whopping 219-30 on the year. Wynn Mcdonald, The Enquirer, 17 Sep. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb But Alexis wasn't there to blow out her candles and make a wish. Dateline Nbc, NBC News, 17 Aug. 2022 Your hair will likely even remain frizz-free and smooth for the entirety of your blow out. Rebecca Carhart, Travel + Leisure, 21 June 2022 Everyone deserves a chance to blow out 100 candles, or start playing pickleball. Jason Gay, WSJ, 2 Sep. 2022 Praying downstairs was impossible: Days earlier, an Islamic State bomb ripped through the ground floor with enough strength to blow out the door and shatter the windows of nearby houses, killing 21 people. Nabih Bulos, Los Angeles Times, 29 Aug. 2022 Croft, who is accused of building explosive devices, including balloons filled with pennies, was heard talking about how far pennies blow out during a meeting that Robeson was at and recording. Tresa Baldas, Detroit Free Press, 11 Aug. 2022 Cassidy began his pro career with the Hawks, drafted as their first-round pick in 1983 as a puck-moving defenseman (only to blow out a knee the day of the draft playing indoor ball hockey back home in Ottawa). Globe Staff,, 8 June 2022 Once her hair is washed and prepped, the salon owner uses the BaBylissPro Rapido Dryer to blow out her locks with an engine literally designed by Ferrari. Madison Yauger, Peoplemag, 8 Sep. 2022 Winds blow out of the northwest around five to 10 mph, which helps bring humidity down somewhat compared with today. Ian Livingston, Washington Post, 21 Aug. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of blowout


1822, in the meaning defined at sense 1


14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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27 Sep 2022

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“Blowout.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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