callout

noun call·out \ ˈkȯl-ˌau̇t \
|Updated on: 4 Jun 2018

Definition of callout

1 : the act or an instance of calling out
2 : an often bordered inset in a printed article or illustration that usually includes a key excerpt or detail

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First Known Use of callout

1887

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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call out

verb

Definition of call out

1 : to summon into action
  • call out troops
2 : to challenge to a duel
3 : to order on strike
  • call out the workers
4 : to publicly criticize or fault (someone)
  • The FDA will have to start forcing companies to be transparent and call them out on it when they're not.
  • —Massimo Calabresi et al.

First Known Use of call out

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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