out-and-out

adjective
\ ˌau̇t-ᵊn(d)-ˈau̇t How to pronounce out-and-out (audio) \

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, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of out-and-out was in 1813

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“Out-and-out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/out-and-out. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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out-and-out

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of out-and-out

used to emphasize a description

out-and-out

adjective
\ ˌau̇t-ᵊn-ˈau̇t \

Kids Definition of out-and-out

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

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