[out-uh v-steyt]


of, relating to, or from another state of the U.S.: a car with an out-of-state license plate; out-of-state vacationers.

Origin of out-of-state

An Americanism dating back to 1930–35
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  • We saw some passenger cars with out-of-state licenses and gave them wide clearances.

    Highways in Hiding

    George Oliver Smith

  • The first car was a 1959 Oldsmobile, blue and white station wagon with out-of-State license.

    Warren Commission (6 of 26): Hearings Vol. VI (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

  • September rolled in, the streets emptied of school-aged children and the out-of-state car licenses diminished to a trickle.

    The Fourth R

    George Oliver Smith