cutout

noun cut·out \ ˈkət-ˌau̇t \
Updated on: 20 May 2018

Definition of cutout

1 : something cut out or off from something else; also : the space or hole left after cutting
2 : one that cuts out
3 : an intermediary in a clandestine operation
4 : a record album no longer in production that is sold at a discount

cutout

adjective

Examples of cutout in a Sentence

  1. a cardboard cutout of a famous actor

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First Known Use of cutout

1851

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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cut out

verb

Definition of cut out

1 : to form by erosion
2 : to determine or assign through necessity
  • you've got your work cut out for you
3 : to take the place of : supplant
4 : to put an end to : desist from
  • cut out wasteful spending
5 : deprive, defraud
  • cut him out of his share
6 a : to remove from a series or circuit : disconnect
  • cut out a car from a train
b : to make inoperative
1 : to depart in haste
2 : to cease operating
3 : to swerve out of a traffic line

Examples of cut out in a Sentence

  1. the engine abruptly cut out

  2. now cut that out, or I'm turning this car around!

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First Known Use of cut out

15th century

in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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cut out

adjective

Definition of cut out

: naturally fitted or suited
  • not cut out to be a vet

First Known Use of cut out

1645

in the meaning defined above

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CUTOUT Defined for English Language Learners

cutout

Definition of cutout for English Language Learners

  • : a shape or picture that is cut from a piece of paper, cardboard, etc.


CUTOUT Defined for Kids

cutout

noun cut·out \ ˈkət-ˌau̇t \

Definition of cutout for Students

: a shape or picture that has been formed or removed with scissors, a knife, or a saw

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