outgoing

[ out-goh-ing or for 5, -goh- ]
/ ˈaʊtˌgoʊ ɪŋ or for 5, -ˈgoʊ- /

adjective

noun

Origin of outgoing

1300–50; Middle English (gerund); see out-, going
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British Dictionary definitions for outgoings (1 of 2)

outgoings

/ (ˈaʊtˌɡəʊɪŋz) /

pl n

expenditure

British Dictionary definitions for outgoings (2 of 2)

outgoing

/ (ˈaʊtˌɡəʊɪŋ) /

adjective

departing; leaving
leaving or retiring from officethe outgoing chairman
friendly and sociable

noun

the act of going out
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Word Origin and History for outgoings

outgoing


adj.

1630s, "that goes out," from out (adv.) + going. Meaning "sociable, friendly," attested from 1950, on same notion as in extrovert. Middle English had a noun outgoing "a departure," mid-14c., from a verb outgo "to go forth," and Old English had utgangende "outgoing" (literal). Related: Outgoingness.

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