out-and-out

adjective \ ˌau̇t-ᵊn(d)-ˈau̇t \

Definition of out-and-out

:being such completely at all times, in every way, or from every point of view
  • an out-and-out fraud

First Known Use of out-and-out

1813


OUT-AND-OUT Defined for English Language Learners

out-and-out

adjective

Definition of out-and-out for English Language Learners

  • —used to emphasize a description


OUT-AND-OUT Defined for Kids

out-and-out

adjective \ ˌau̇t-ᵊn-ˈau̇t \

Definition of out-and-out for Students

:thorough 1, total
  • That's an out-and-out lie!


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