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miss·​out ˈmis-ˌau̇t How to pronounce missout (audio)
: a throw of dice that loses the main bet

miss out

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missed out; missing out; misses out

transitive verb

: to leave out : omit

Examples of missout in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Graduating students that didn’t attend the ceremony missed out on the money. Nick Perry, Fortune, 21 May 2024 Come summer, don't miss out on the refreshing watermelon relish. Karla Walsh, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 May 2024 After missing out on his preferred option — Kirk Cousins — and living through Jimmy Garoppolo and Trey Lance, how much is Purdy’s Cousins-like competence worth to Shanahan? Dieter Kurtenbach, The Mercury News, 14 May 2024 One small consolation: At least this year, the Hornets aren’t missing out on a wunderkind. Roderick Boone, Charlotte Observer, 12 May 2024 Some areas, like New York City, were impacted by cloud cover and missed out on the spectacular show, but the phenomenon is expected to last through the weekend and possibly into next week. Kerry Breen, CBS News, 11 May 2024 Editor’s picks Many missed out on last summer’s U.S. dates or struggled to buy tickets for the upcoming North American leg, which costs thousands on StubHub. Emily Zemler, Rolling Stone, 10 May 2024 Take your pick of Michelin starred restaurants to dine in, but don’t miss out on trying the city’s namesake frankfurters and other German sausages, either. Heidi Finley, Charlotte Observer, 10 May 2024 And a lot of those people will probably consider missing out on a few new features, a fair trade-off for not writing a big check every month. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 8 May 2024

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Word History

First Known Use


1945, in the meaning defined above


1855, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of missout was in 1855

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Cite this Entry

“Missout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/missout. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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