- of, relating to, or from another city or town: We're expecting out-of-town visitors tomorrow.
- taking place in another city or town: the out-of-town tryout of a new play.
Origin of out-of-town
First recorded in 1815–25
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out of town
Away from the town or city under consideration; away from home. For example, In his new job Tom will be going out of town nearly every week, or He's out of town but I'll have him call you when he gets back. [Late 1300s]
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