[out-n-ou-ter, -nd-ou-]


a person who does things with excessive thoroughness; extremist.
a thoroughgoing or perfect example of a kind.

Origin of out-and-outer

First recorded in 1805–15; out-and-out + -er1
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noun slang

a thorough or thoroughgoing person or thing
a person or thing that is excellent of its kind
an extremist
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