verb (used with object) Eastern North Midland and South Atlantic States.

to turn off (a light) or extinguish (a fire).

Origin of outen

An Americanism dating back to 1915–20; out + -en1
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Word Origin and History for outen

"put out," 1916, American English dialectal; see out (adv.) + -en (1). An idiom in Pennsylvania German.

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