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out-and-outer

[out-n-ou-ter, -nd-ou-]
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noun
  1. a person who does things with excessive thoroughness; extremist.
  2. a thoroughgoing or perfect example of a kind.
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Origin of out-and-outer

First recorded in 1805–15; out-and-out + -er1
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Examples from the Web for out-and-outer

Historical Examples

  • Boatman's an out-and-outer, once one gets on good terms with him.

    The Moving Finger

    Mary Gaunt

  • I am the man as is guaranteed, by unimpeachable references, to be a out-and-outer in morals and uprightness of principle.


British Dictionary definitions for out-and-outer

out-and-outer

noun slang
  1. a thorough or thoroughgoing person or thing
  2. a person or thing that is excellent of its kind
  3. an extremist
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