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outsize

[out-sahyz] /ˈaʊtˌsaɪz/
noun
1.
an uncommon or irregular size, especially one larger than average.
2.
a garment of such a size.
adjective
3.
Also, outsized. being unusually or abnormally large, heavy, extensive, etc.:
a rack of outsize dresses; an outsize puppy; pampering an outsize ego.
Origin of outsize
1835-1845
First recorded in 1835-45; out- + size1
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  • He tugged at an outsized foot dangling over the side of an upper bunk.

    Stand by for Mars! Carey Rockwell
  • Mimi, in her outsized blazer and track pants, touched him on his bare shoulder.

  • She pulled off her slippers, climbed on the outsized divan which passed here for a bunk, and stretched out.

    Legacy James H Schmitz
  • All over the colony, men stopped work to see if the jet barge would handle the outsized lift.

    The Space Pioneers Carey Rockwell
  • He typed quickly and another machine, sealed and mammoth like an outsized photocopier, started to grunt and churn.

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    Cory Doctorow
British Dictionary definitions for outsized

outsize

/ˈaʊtˌsaɪz/
adjective
1.
Also outsized. very large or larger than normal: outsize tomatoes
noun
2.
something outsize, such as a garment or person
3.
(modifier) relating to or dealing in outsize clothes: an outsize shop
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Word Origin and History for outsized
adj.

"larger than average," 1880, from out (adv.) + size.

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