Definition of outing
1 : a brief usually outdoor pleasure trip
2 : an athletic competition or race; also : an appearance therein
3 : a usually public presentation or appearance (as in a particular role) her first outing as a novelist
4 : the public disclosure of the covert homosexuality of a prominent person especially by homosexual activists
First Known Use of outing
OUTING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of outing for English Language Learners
: a brief trip that people take for fun usually as a group
: a time when an athlete (such as a baseball pitcher) competes in a game or contest
: an act of telling the public that a person is homosexual when that person does not want the public to know
OUTING Defined for Kids
Definition of outing for Students
: a brief usually outdoor trip for pleasure We went on an outing to the beach.
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