[in-uh nd-ou-ter, -uh n-]
a person who is by turns in and out of a particular situation, condition, venture, investment, etc.
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Origin of in-and-outer
1900–05; in and out + -er1
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An "In-and-outer" cannot hope to hold this excellent class of customers.Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting
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