Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

blowout

[bloh-out]
See more synonyms for blowout on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. a sudden bursting or rupture of an automobile tire.
  2. a sudden or violent escape of air, steam, or the like.
  3. a hollow formed in a region of shifting sands or light soil by the action of the wind.
  4. an uncontrollable escape of oil, gas, or water from a well.
  5. Aeronautics. flame-out.
  6. Slang. a lavish party or entertainment.
Show More

Origin of blowout

First recorded in 1815–25; noun use of verb phrase blow out
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words

ruptureeruptionbursttearleakbreakpunctureescapeblastdetonationriotbingefeastshindigspreebash

Examples from the Web for blowout

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples