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outsize

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noun out·size \ˈau̇t-ˌsīz\

Definition of outsize

  1. :  an unusual size; especially :  a size larger than the standard

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First Known Use of outsize

1845


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adjective out·size \ˈau̇t-ˌsīz\
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outsized

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Definition of outsize

  1. 1 :  unusually large or heavy

  2. 2 :  exaggerated or extravagant in size or degree

Examples of outsize in a Sentence

  1. an outsize cat who weighs 25 pounds

  2. she likes to make dramatic appearances wearing her trademark outsize sunglasses

Recent Examples of outsize from the Web

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First Known Use of outsize

1812


OUTSIZE Defined for English Language Learners

outsize

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adjective

Definition of outsize for English Language Learners

  • : very large in size


OUTSIZE Defined for Kids

outsize

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adjective out·size \ˈau̇t-ˌsīz\

Definition of outsize for Students

  1. :  unusually large



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