[out-dawr, -dohr]


Also outdoors. characteristic of, located, occurring, or belonging outdoors: an outdoor barbecue; outdoor sports.

Origin of outdoor

First recorded in 1740–50; out- + door
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(prenominal) taking place, existing, or intended for use in the open airoutdoor games; outdoor clothes Also: out-of-door
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Word Origin and History for outdoor

1748, from out + door. Out-of-door is from c.1800.

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