callout

or call-out

[ kawl-out ]
/ ˈkɔlˌaʊt /

noun

verb phrase call out [kawl-out] /ˈkɔl ˈaʊt/ .

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Origin of callout

First recorded in 1885–90; defs. 1-4 represent noun uses of verb phrase call out
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Example sentences from the Web for callout

  • Let us callout Lysistrata Since she alone can settle the Peace-terms.

    Lysistrata|Aristophanes

British Dictionary definitions for callout

call out

verb (adverb)

to utter aloud, esp loudly
(tr) to summon
(tr) to order (workers) to strike
(tr) to summon (an employee) to work at a time outside his normal working hours, usually in an emergency
(tr) to challenge to a duel
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Idioms and Phrases with callout

call out

1

Summon into action or service, as in The governor called out the militia. [Mid-1400s]

2

Challenge to a fight, as in To avenge the insult, Arthur called him out. This term originated with dueling and is dying out. [Early 1800s]

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