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out-of-date

[ out-uhv-deyt ]
/ ˈaʊt əvˈdeɪt /
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adjective

gone out of style or fashion; outmoded; obsolete: out-of-date fashions; out-of-date ideas.

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Origin of out-of-date

First recorded in 1620–30

OTHER WORDS FROM out-of-date

out-of-dateness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for out-of-date

out of date

adjective, adverb (out-of-date when prenominal)

no longer valid, current, or fashionable; outmoded
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Idioms and Phrases with out-of-date

out of date

1

Too old to be used, past the point of expiration, as in This milk is out of date. [Early 1600s]

2

Old-fashioned, no longer in style, as in Dean has three suits but they're all out of date. [Early 1800s]

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