gross-out

noun, often attributive \ ˈgrōs-ˌau̇t \

Definition of gross-out

: something inspiring disgust or distaste

First Known Use of gross-out

circa 1968

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gross out

verb

Definition of gross out

: to offend, insult, or disgust by something gross

Examples of gross out in a Sentence

  1. that dead frog in our driveway grosses me out

First Known Use of gross out

1966

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GROSS-OUT Defined for English Language Learners

gross-out

Definition of gross-out for English Language Learners

  • : something that is very disgusting : something that grosses you out


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