[ ou-ting ]
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  1. a pleasure trip, excursion, picnic, or the like: the annual outing for the senior class.

  2. a public appearance, as by a participant in an athletic contest or event: The new player scored spectacularly in his second outing with the team.

  1. the intentional exposure of a person’s denied or secret identity, orientation, or status, especially gay sexual orientation or transgender identity.

Origin of outing

First recorded in 1325–75; Middle English; see origin at out, -ing1

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British Dictionary definitions for outing


/ (ˈaʊtɪŋ) /

  1. a short outward and return journey; trip; excursion

  2. informal the naming by homosexuals of other prominent homosexuals, often against their will

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