cutout

noun
cut·​out | \ ˈkət-ˌau̇t How to pronounce cutout (audio) \

Definition of cutout

 (Entry 1 of 3)

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

cut out

verb
cut out; cutting out; cuts out

Definition of cut out (Entry 2 of 3)

transitive verb

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
6a : to remove from a series or circuit : disconnect cut out a car from a train
b : to make inoperative

intransitive verb

1 : to depart in haste
2 : to cease operating
3 : to swerve out of a traffic line

cut out

adjective

Definition of cut out (Entry 3 of 3)

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

Other Words from cutout

Noun

cutout adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms for cutout

Synonyms: Verb

Antonyms: Verb

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Examples of cutout in a Sentence

Noun a cardboard cutout of a famous actor Verb the engine abruptly cut out now cut that out, or I'm turning this car around!
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Ziegler, 19, wore a cutout black gown, completing the look with bustier details. Kelly Wynne, PEOPLE.com, 2 Aug. 2022 The nearly backless piece features a triangle cutout at the bust and thin straps that fasten at the back. Rosa Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 27 July 2022 On the Pro model phones, the notorious notch will be replaced by an oval-shaped Face ID cutout and a hole-punch camera, according to MacRumors. Sascha Segan, PCMAG, 14 Mar. 2022 Note that the hole-punch cutout and pill design here is markedly smaller than the schematic above. Yoni Heisler, BGR, 28 Feb. 2022 The long cutout Alice and Olivia dress just so happens to come in the unofficial color of the season: green. Daisy Maldonado, SELF, 14 July 2022 In the pictures, she is seen posing on a couch while wearing an inky black PVC dress featuring a keyhole chest cutout, a thigh-high leg slit, and a frilly boa trim at the end of the sleeves. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 8 July 2022 Sabrina wore a bright white midi dress with a strapless bandeau top, a column-style skirt, and a deep, deep cutout that dipped dangerously into her lower back. Hannah Oh, Seventeen, 12 May 2022 Mini and — aspect ratio margins aside — is approximately the same size as the 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max Standard models retain the notch while both iPhone 14 Pros have the polarizing new 'i-shaped' cutout. Gordon Kelly, Forbes, 30 Apr. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Even without Patterson, Kentucky’s defense has its work cut out for it. Jon Hale, The Courier-Journal, 3 Nov. 2017 Then the lights cut out, and everything fell into darkness. Sheri Fink, New York Times, 15 Oct. 2017 And in preparation for Sunday evening's 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards, Vargas had her work cut out for her. Sarah Kinonen, Allure, 17 Sep. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of cutout

Noun

1851, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Adjective

1645, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cutout was in the 15th century

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10 Aug 2022

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“Cutout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cutout. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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cutout

noun
cut·​out | \ ˈkət-ˌau̇t How to pronounce cutout (audio) \

Kids Definition of cutout

: a shape or picture that is cut from some material (as cardboard or wood)

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