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come-outer

[kuhm-ou-ter]
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noun Informal.
  1. an outspoken or very active supporter of a cause, especially a reformer or a social activist.

Origin of come-outer

1830–40, Americanism; come out + -er1
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Examples from the Web for come-outer

Historical Examples

  • Which was tolerable radical for a Come-Outer to say, seems to me.

    Cape Cod Stories

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • If she were not a Come-Outer, he could meet her occasionally and they might become friends.

    Keziah Coffin

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • He's a dear good soul as ever was, but he is the narrowest kind of Come-Outer.

    Keziah Coffin

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • At the Come-Outer chapel the testifying and singing were in full blast.

    Keziah Coffin

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Let her holler; 'twill do her good and keep her in practice for Come-Outer meetin'.

    Keziah Coffin

    Joseph C. Lincoln


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