- passing the bounds of what is usual or considered proper; unconventional; bizarre.
Origin of outré
Examples from the Web for outre
The result of this outre combination must have been truly remarkable.Unwritten Literature of Hawaii
Nathaniel Bright Emerson
The person who produced the most outre sentiment was called 'strong.'That Fortune
Charles Dudley Warner
But the real Bostonese do not run to outre stationery or other eccentricities.The Personality of American Cities
Outre les cheuaux, & cheures qu'on y conduisoit ja pour commencemẽt de mesnage.
She personified the outre; nothing so incongruous as her presence in that place could well be imagined.The Return of Dr. Fu-Manchu
- deviating from what is usual or proper
Word Origin and History for outre
"exaggerated, extravagant, eccentric," 1722, from French outré "exaggerated, excessive, extreme," past participle of outrer "to carry to excess, overdo, overstrain, exaggerate," from outre "beyond" (see outrage).