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outgoing

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

noun

RELATED WORDS

exposure, flow, crack, leakage, expenditure, outlay, spending, loss, outgoing, puncture, fissure, drop, drip, crevice, decrease, slip, escape, aperture, detriment, hole

Nearby words

outfrown, outgas, outgeneral, outgiving, outgo, outgoing, outgoings, outgrow, outgrowth, outguess, outgun

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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