out–of–pocket

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adjective out–of–pock·et \ˌau̇t-ə(v)-ˈpä-kət\

Definition of out–of–pocket

  1. :  requiring an outlay of cash out–of–pocket expenses

1885

First Known Use of out–of–pocket

1885


OUT–OF–POCKET Defined for English Language Learners

out–of–pocket

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adjective out–of–pock·et \ˌau̇t-ə(v)-ˈpä-kət\

Definition of out–of–pocket for English Language Learners

  • : paid for with your own money rather than with money from another source (such as the company you work for or an insurance company)


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out–of–pocket

adjective out–of–pock·et

Legal Definition of out–of–pocket

  1. :  requiring an outlay of cash out–of–pocket expenses

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