Dictionary.com

out-of-date

[ out-uhv-deyt ]
/ ˈaʊt əvˈdeɪt /
Save This Word!

adjective
gone out of style or fashion; outmoded; obsolete: out-of-date fashions; out-of-date ideas.
QUIZ
CUDDLE UP! A COZY QUIZ ON FALL WORDS HAS ARRIVED
If autumn is your ideal season, spice up your repertoire of "fall" vocabulary with this quiz on some warm and vivid descriptive words for the season.
Question 1 of 10
Which of the following words means “to make a crackling sound; crackle”?
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Origin of out-of-date

First recorded in 1620–30

OTHER WORDS FROM out-of-date

out-of-dateness, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use out-of-date in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for out-of-date

out of date

adjective, adverb (out-of-date when prenominal)
no longer valid, current, or fashionable; outmoded
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

Other Idioms and Phrases with out-of-date

out of date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Too old to be used, past the point of expiration, as in This milk is out of date.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Old-fashioned, no longer in style, as in Dean has three suits but they're all out of date.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]

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
FEEDBACK