right side out

adverb

variants or less commonly right-side out or right-side-out
US : in such a way that the intended outer surface is on the outside
He turned the T-shirts right side out and folded them.
Sew around the sleep mask … so that you leave an opening for turning the mask right-side out.Julie Finn
right side out adjective
or less commonly right-side-out or right-side out
US
a right side out mitten

Examples of right side out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Repeat with the remaining bottom corner of the bag, then turn the bag right side out through the opening and finger-press the seams. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 Dec. 2023 Trim the corners and turn the pillow right side out, then add a 24x24-Inch Pillow Form ($16, Kohl's) and deliver your finished pet pillow to your furry friend. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Aug. 2023 However, what’s really special about shoes from this brand is their unique design, which works by joining the upper directly to the outsole, then turning the shoe right side out and inserting a cushioned footbed. Courtney Leiva, Peoplemag, 24 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1827, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of right side out was in 1827

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“Right side out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/right%20side%20out. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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