print·​out | \ ˈprint-ˌau̇t How to pronounce printout (audio) \

Definition of printout

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a printed record produced automatically (as by a computer)

print out

printed out; printing out; prints out

Definition of print out (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to make a printout of

Examples of printout in a Sentence


She gave me a printout of the directions.

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Much of it comes in the form of computer printouts. Bruce Schoenfeld, New York Times, "The Mets Try the Personal Touch," 25 Apr. 2018 Discount printouts were posted on empty shelves piled up in a corner on the top floor. Inti Pacheco, WSJ, "Empty Shelves, Sad Shoppers: Last Black Friday at a Sears Store," 23 Nov. 2018 True to this template, Kelly clamped down on the free flow of information to Trump, who once rifled through Breitbart articles and conspiracy-stuffed printouts with impunity. Matt Flegenheimer, New York Times, "How Long Can John Kelly Hang On?," 26 Feb. 2018 Most of the scouting report would be handwritten notes from his film breakdown and copious research, while some would be computer printouts (hello, personal printer!). Ben Baskin,, "Davis Webb Will Be Ready When It’s Time to Step Out of Eli Manning’s Shadow," 6 June 2018 Trump said, before tossing the printout of the ban’s legal defense over his shoulder. Jm Rieger, Washington Post, "Trump wants to limit immigration. He’s scapegoating immigrants in the process.," 26 June 2018 Just bring the ad, printout or photo with you to the register for validation. Doreen Christensen,, "Forget Prime Day. These 10 stores will price-match Amazon every day of the week," 9 July 2018 In one corner of her studio, the wall is papered with black-and-white printouts of the work of other artists in what amounts to a sort of shrine. Merrell Hambleton, New York Times, "In the Studio With an Artist Devoted to the Line," 18 Apr. 2018 The glass tabletops protect what appear to be printouts from MapQuest circa 2003. Alex Beggs, Bon Appetit, "The Houston Restaurant That Astronauts—and My Grandparents—Hit Up for Lunch," 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of printout


circa 1884, in the meaning defined above


1953, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of printout

: a copy of a document produced by a printer


print·​out | \ ˈprint-ˌau̇t How to pronounce printout (audio) \

Kids Definition of printout

: a printed copy produced by a computer

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