out-front

adjective
\ ˌau̇t-ˈfrənt How to pronounce out-front (audio) \

Definition of out-front

US, informal
: marked by free, forthright, and sincere expression : frank, open "He was very out-front about his desires," says [writer Allan] Gurganus …— Susan Reed et al. Such out-front discussion of the princess's endowments is all part of the job …— Jay Cocks But it's not just the press that gets the cold shoulder. Byers has an obligation to be more out-front with his constituency, too.— Jack McCallum

First Known Use of out-front

1968, in the meaning defined above

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“Out-front.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/out-front. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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