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

Noun She gave me a printout of the directions.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Along with a laminated printout of Ray’s story, there’s a handwritten page from Krans, addressed to Ray. Sarah Scoles, Popular Science, "A CIA spyplane crashed outside Area 51 a half-century ago. This explorer found it.," 5 Jan. 2021 Just use your smartphone or take along a printout of your deal to ask for a match. Consumers’ Checkbook,, "Tips for holiday savings," 4 Dec. 2020 All guests need are some dice and a printout of the game board. Dana Holmes, CNN Underscored, "How to host your own jolly virtual gift exchange," 18 Nov. 2020 The Cobb County ballots being counted on Friday morning had been cast on Election Day and at early-voting sites using a touch-screen system that produces a paper printout and seldom yields ambiguous results. Richard Fausset, New York Times, "Examine Ballot. Recite Name. Sort Into Bin. Repeat 5 Million Times.," 13 Nov. 2020 After consulting with friends, who used colored pencils on a printout of the facade to reimagine the trim, the couple fell in love with the riotous spectrum. James Tarmy,, "The Famous Postmodern ‘Crayola’ House Is for Sale," 28 Sep. 2020 These bands come in whole-number sizes from one to 12, and Apple provides a printout sizing tool on its website. Corey Gaskin, Ars Technica, "Apple Watch Series 6 Review: Still the best smartwatch, but tracking is lacking," 25 Sep. 2020 Another accepted a homespun printout as proof of an applicant’s equestrian talents., "Admissions audit finds UC improperly admitted dozens of wealthy students based on connections," 22 Sep. 2020 Kami Henning of Milwaukee methodically worked her way down that day's printout of four pages with roughly 30 names on each page. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin National Guard members staff call center for coronavirus test results," 11 June 2020

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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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“Printout.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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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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