out·​ie ˈau̇-tē How to pronounce outie (audio)
plural outies
: a navel that is convex
During your first trimester, you probably won't notice many changes to your belly button. But once you hit the second and third trimester, your button may "pop" from an innie to an outie.Caroline Tung Richmond
Who knew your belly button was something to sing about? Whether … an innie or an outie, those little stomach dents are pretty special.Andrea Romano
compare innie

Examples of outie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And what about Burt’s outie husband? Alexis Soloski, New York Times, 15 Aug. 2022 Arquette plays innie Mark’s tyrannical boss, Harmony Cobel, and poses as outie Mark’s apparently kind neighbor, Mrs. Selvig, as well. Lisa Rosen, Los Angeles Times, 7 Feb. 2023 The innie and the outie are the same person, with the same temperament, but with no memory or recollection of the inverse world, and presumably none of the emotional baggage. Diana Budds, Curbed, 6 May 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1972, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of outie was in 1972

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“Outie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outie. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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