Origin of churn

before 1000; Middle English chirne (noun), Old English cyrne cyr(i)n; cognate with Middle Low German kerne, Old Norse kjarni, kirna

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British Dictionary definitions for churn out (1 of 2)

churn out


verb (tr, adverb) informal

to produce (something) at a rapid rateto churn out ideas
to perform (something) mechanicallyto churn out a song

British Dictionary definitions for churn out (2 of 2)

churn

/ (tʃɜːn) /

noun

verb

Derived Forms

churner, noun

Word Origin for churn

Old English ciern; related to Old Norse kjarni, Middle Low German kerne churn, German dialect Kern cream
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Idioms and Phrases with churn out

churn out


Produce in an abundant and automatic manner, as in He churned out a novel every six months. This idiom transfers the turning of milk into butter to other kinds of production. [Early 1900s]

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