[ out-moh-did ]
/ ˌaʊtˈmoʊ dɪd /


gone out of style; no longer fashionable: outmoded styles.
not acceptable by present standards; no longer usable; obsolete: outmoded dwellings; outmoded teaching methods.

Nearby words

  1. outmaneuver,
  2. outmanoeuvre,
  3. outmarch,
  4. outmatch,
  5. outmode,
  6. outmost,
  7. outmuscle,
  8. outness,
  9. outnumber,
  10. outpace

Origin of outmoded

see origin at outmode, -ed2


[ out-mohd ]
/ ˌaʊtˈmoʊd /

verb (used with object), out·mod·ed, out·mod·ing.

to cause (something) to go out of style or become obsolete.

verb (used without object), out·mod·ed, out·mod·ing.

to go out of style or become obsolete.

Origin of outmode

1900–05; perhaps from the phrase out of mode; compare French démoder

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British Dictionary definitions for outmoded


/ (ˌaʊtˈməʊdɪd) /


no longer fashionable or widely accepted
no longer practical or usable
Derived Formsoutmodedly, adverboutmodedness, noun

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Word Origin and History for outmoded



"no longer in fashion, out of date," 1894, from out + mode (q.v.); perhaps formed on model of French démoder.

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