Dictionary.com

oust

[ oust ]
/ aʊst /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: oust / ousted / ousting on Thesaurus.com

verb (used with object)
to expel or remove from a place or position occupied: The bouncer ousted the drunk; to oust the prime minister in the next election.
Law. to eject or evict; dispossess.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!
In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of oust

1375–1425; late Middle English <Anglo-French ouster to remove, Old French oster<Latin obstāre to stand in the way, oppose (ob-ob- + stāre to stand)

OTHER WORDS FROM oust

un·oust·ed, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use oust in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for oust

oust
/ (aʊst) /

verb (tr)
to force out of a position or place; supplant or expel
property law to deprive (a person) of the possession of land

Word Origin for oust

C16: from Anglo-Norman ouster, from Latin obstāre to withstand, from ob- against + stāre to stand
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK