log out

verb

variants or log off
logged out or logged off; logging out or logging off; logs out or logs off

intransitive verb

: to terminate a connection with a computer or system
Suddenly my cursor was able to bring down the missing icons; I was able to log in and log out; and everything was copacetic. Christine White
"Atomic Clock" places a call, logs on to the reference clock's modem, obtains the time, logs off and sets your computer's clock. The Houston Chronicle

Word History

First Known Use

1979, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of log out was in 1979

Dictionary Entries Near log out

Cite this Entry

“Log out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/log%20out. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

log out

verb

variants or log off
: to terminate a connection with a computer or system
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